I have been married for 37 years to Tobye and I have four wonderful, adult children and five beautiful grandchildren. I am a 36 year veteran trial lawyer who has, for the past 14 years, been the CEO of Lawsuit Financial, Inc., a full service legal finance company. My company places strategic legal funding to plaintiffs involved in pending litigation. Strategies are recommended so that timely funding will enhance ultimate case results by removing current financial pressure to settle a case early and inexpensively. That pressure may be caused by an inability to pay mortgage payments, medical bills, car payments, food or other necessities of life. With financial pressure to settle now removed, the client and the attorney can pursue the case to its logical and just conclusion. Thus, strategic lawsuit funding will often enhance case revenues. I am a recognized expert in this field, both as an underwriter of these transactions and as an advocate for appropriate treatment of plaintiffs/clients in this industry and in litigation.
I am a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Public Justice Foundation, a Sustaining and Justice Pac Member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a Justice Pac Member of the American Association for Justice. I am a mediator/case evaluation specialist for the Mediation Tribunal Association in Detroit, MI and for the Oakland County Mediation Association in Pontiac, MI. I am State Certified as a Facilitator and Case Evaluator, have significant Litigation & Alternative Dispute resolution experience at pre-trial and trial level, significant negotiating and litigation resolution experience, and excellent writing skills. I currently report on interesting legal and legal funding topics at www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com and www.lawyersanssettlements.com.
In my leisure time, I enjoy professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football. I like to read legal-themed novels, enjoy dramatic films, and I am passionate about justice. I have also written an unpublished legal novel (any publishers out there?). For a free analysis of your legal finance issue or to speak with me about any pro-justice issue, please call me, toll free, at 1-877-377-SUIT (7848) or visit www.lawsuitfinancial.com.