Able to Assist with Dispute Resolutions and Adjudications of all degrees of complexity from informal grievance matters in the workplace or simple business and commercial disputes to complex formal adjudications involving multiple parties and issues. Tailoring services offered and provided to client/party needs and expectations. Flexible with scheduling and offering negotiated professional fee rates and reimbursement rates to meet client needs and budgets.
A licensed attorney in the state of Michigan since 1976, and a member of the State Bar of Michigan Alternate Dispute Resolution Section Administrative Council.
"True Peace is Not Merely the Absence of Tension... It is the Presence of Justice!"
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our communities and Workplaces are diverse places with people from many different backgrounds, cultures, behaviors, races/ethnic backgrounds and perspectives. Our dispute resolution services should reflect that diversity and the fairness that diversity brings to those seeking "justice" for all of us!
If you or your organization seeks to add such a perspective to your business and dispute resolution situations, consider me. If I am not personally the "right fit" for your ADR needs, perhaps I can suggest aother Minority ADR professional to help you find someone who might be a better fit and meet your adjudication, mediation, and diversity training needs!
NOTICE: MANDATORY PRO HAC VICE REQUIREMENT IN MICHIGAN ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS.Michigan Court Rules now require that out-of-state attorneys desiring to participate in a Michigan arbitration proceeding must comply with the Temporary Admission Requirements set forth in MCR 8.126. MCR 8.126 was amended on April 5, 2011, effective September 1, 2011, to specifically include arbitration within the definition of proceedings that require an out-of-state attorney to seek temporary admission under the Rule. The Rule places a duty upon an arbitrator to inquire into the temporary admission status of an out-of-state attorney, to rule upon a Motion for Admission of such attorney in compliance with the specific terms of the Rule and to notify the Attorney Grievance Commission when an Order of Temporary Admission has been granted.
1637 Willow Creek Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917, United States
Arbitrations and Legal Consultations are by appointment only. Arbitrations should not be initiated by ex parte contact between the arbitrator and the parties arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association for clients should begin by initially contacting AAA at www.ADR.org.
Legal Consulting services relating to advice, litigation strategy suggestions, second opinions offered through Spence and Associates Consultants at www.Spence-Associates.com