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Presently Arbitrator, mediator, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Quinnipiac University Law School as distinguished practitioner in residence teaching arbitration, employment, employment discrimination and labor law.

Since 2002, arbitrator, mediator and law professor; former partner, law firm of Robinson and Cole, Hartford, Connecticut; head of its labor group; represented clients in civil rights, employment, labor relations, business and construction law. Previous National Labor Relations Board attorney.

His mediation and arbitration practices include:

  • Employment
  • Contracts
  • Business disputes
  • Franchise agreements
  • Unfair competition
  • Discrimination,
  • Workplace Disputes
  • Health care disputes
  • Pay and Benefit Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Automobile Valuation Disputes

A.B. degree, University of Connecticut; J.D, degree Boston University Law School, Senior Editor of the Law Review; LL.M. degree in Labor Law from Columbia University Law School.

Certificates: Arbitration, plus Mediation from Alliance in Dispute Resolution, Cornell University; Advanced Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution certification from American Bar Association; advanced Arbitrator training from American Arbitration Association.

While in full time law practice, listed in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward, White, Inc.); in Connecticut Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Connecticut in employment and labor law.

Member, Labor and Employment Section of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations, arbitration and mediation training in the ABA Dispute Resolution Forum, the Connecticut Bar ADR Committee, and an editor of The Developing Labor Law (BNA Publications).

Former administrative Hearing Judge, Connecticut Commission On Human Rights ;  Parajudicial Officer and Special Settlement Master, U.S. Federal District Court.

Certification as neutral Arbitrator and Mediator in commercial, employment and labor matters and disputes, for American Arbitration Association, American Dispute Resolution Center, ADR panel, Cornell Alliance for Dispute Resolution, and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution;

Neutral arbitrator and Mediator, Connecticut Department of Education in teacher union/boards of Education disputes; Panel Arbitrator, Connecticut State Employees Review Board; Panel Arbitrator, Connecticut Department of Insurance;

  • Arbitrator, member of Connecticut state Employees Review Board
  • Panel arbitrator and mediator state Board of Education
  • Arbitrator Connecticut Department of Insurance

Since 2000, successfully arbitrated and mediated numerous multi and single party disputes involving: stock option agreements and their valuation, multi million dollar executive change in control agreements, employment contracts. collective bargaining contracts, non-competition, trade secrets, trade infringement issues, products liability, commercial and franchise contracts, reduction in force, unfair trade practices, civil rights, Title VII discrimination (race, sex, age, religion, retaliation), FLSA, FMLA, constitutional issues, ERISA, retail installment sales contracts, auto claims, truth in lending, UCC, unfair competition, interference with business relationships and insurance subrogation issues.


Field and trial attorney for National Labor Relations Board under Honors Graduate Program and in Division of Advice advising on and prosecuting cases of national scope, Prior Executive Director and legal counsel for the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union.

Presently Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Quinnipiac University School of Law, as distinguished practitioner in residence teaching arbitration, employment, employment discrimination and labor law; former Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University. Teaching Courses: arbitration, employment discrimination,  employment and labor law. Former Professor, University of Hartford; lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Law, employment and labor law.

Symposium presenter on employment issues, current issues in arbitration law before bar association, 2012, 2013. Conducted employment related seminars for municipal executives; speaker on arbitration, labor management, discrimination, employment, personnel and civil rights topics before law and business groups.

  • Certificate in Employment Law Mediation, 40-hour program, Cornell Institute Of Labor Relations. Washington, D.C., 1/01;
  • ADR Conference, Corporate ADR, EEO employment disputes, advanced mediation techniques, mediation impasse breaking, mediation of employment grievances, Seattle, 4/02;
  • Conference, Mediation, ADR , Connecticut Bar Association,,  New Haven, 6/02;
  • Certificate, Arbitrator, Employment Law, Cornell Institute of Labor Relations, 10/02;
  • Symposium on Mediation, Connecticut Bar Association,  Recent Developments, 10/02;
  • Advanced Mediation Techniques, Ethical Issues, American Bar Association,12/02;
  • NEACR Conference, ADR, Arbitrator Roundtable, Greatest Challenges as an Arbitrator, Workplace Dispute Reconciliation, Boston, 12/02;
  • Conference, On the Job Mediation, Corporate ADR, Innovations in Employment ADR, Arbitrator Ethics, Advanced Mediation, EEO employment issues, ABA. 3/03;
  • American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), arbitrator I and II training, 2003, 2004;
  • American Bar Association, ADRC Conference, advanced mediation skills, mediating employment disputes, Arbitration power, new approaches to workplace conflict resolution, court related mediation, Federal government ADR programs, New York, 4/04;
  • AAA Labor Arbitrator I and II training,-2005, 2006; AAA Arbitration Award training- 2006;
  • CLE Conference, Labor and Employment, Mediation and Arbitration Training and update, Philadelphia, ABA, 11/07.
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 5/08, 11/2012;
  • AAA Arbitration Roadmap training, conference 2008;
  • ADR in Employment and Labor Law conference, ABA, 2/16-18/ 09
  • Certificate , Chairing An Arbitration Panel, AAA, 10/27/2010
  • Certificate, Managing the Arbitration Process, AAA , 11/2012

  • Article, Arbitration Issues on the Cusp
  • Article, Potpourri of Current Arbitration issues
  • Article Managing Employee discharges
  • Speaker and trainer at Bar Association conferences concerning on How to Try an arbitration case, Cutting edge issues involving arbitration and mediation