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Mediation Experience

Don sits on the prestigious national mediation panel of FedArb He mediates nationally and in Arizona, both in person and virtually.  Don is an evaluative mediator who steeps himself in the evidence and applicable law to offer the parties his experienced assessment of their case.  

He brings to the table 40-years of experience in complex mediations, arbitrations, and litigation.

Don’s subject matter experience includes the following:


Patents, Trademarks & Copyright Infringement

  • Chemical processes
  • Electronic design
  • MOSFET and Super MOSFET design
  • Semiconductor design and manufacture
  • Software design infringement
  • Aviation design, rotary and fixed wing
  • Fencing design
  • Packaging design
  • Proprietary sports logos

Trade Secret Misappropriation

Including complex electronic control systems for missiles and generators

  • Trademark and Unfair Competition
  • Software and Hardware Disputes 
  • Software Performance and Suitability
  • Telecommunications
  • Aviation and Aeronautics


  • Manufacture of electronic transformers and generators
  • Nuclear generator performance and safety
  • Generation of energy from algae
  • Generation of energy from clean coal

Banking & Financial Services

  • Complex Financing and Loan Agreements
  • Financial Fraud/Whistleblower Cases
  • Litigation Financing
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Lender Liability
  • Consumer Debt

Employment Law

  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Discrimination (Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Wrongful Termination and Whistleblower Claims

Securities and Shareholder Disputes

  • Securities Fraud
  • Officer and Director Liability
  • Stock Options
  • Derivative Suits
  • Class Actions
  • Proxy Disputes
  • FINRA and NYSE Arbitrations

Accounting and Auditor Liability

  • Representing a Big Four Accounting Firm against claims of accounting and auditor malpractice

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Malpractice

  • School design
  • Solar Energy
  • Parking garage design
  • Theater construction and design
  • Homebuilding.

Medical Malpractice

  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Surgical Negligence
  • Hospital Privilege Disputes


  • Insurance, Medicare and AHCCS reimbursement disputes
  • Physician groups, departures and dissolutions
  • Contracts for major medical devices

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

  • Plane Crash
  • Vehicular Collisions
  • Boating Injuries

Real Estate

  • Loan Facilities
  • Environment Remediation
    • Water pollution from leaking gas tanks

Purchase/Sale Transactions

  • Commercial and Residential
  • Broker Disputes
    • Construction and Entitlements
      • Representing developers, owners, general contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes involving entertainment venues, hotels, parking structures,  real estate development, and homebuilding
  • HOA Matters

Estate and Trust Litigation

  • Personal Representative Liability
  • Trustee Liability 
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Tax Liability
  • Will Contests
  • Elder Abuse

Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

  • Prosecuting and defending allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and misconduct