Education:

  • Antioch College, B.A. 1951
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. 1969

Additional Training in Negotiation and Mediation:

  • Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop 1984
  • Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop 1988
  • Center for Dispute Settlement 1988 and 1991
  • Harvard Law School Advanced Negotiation Workshop 1993

Work Experience:

  • Legal Aid Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, Staff Attorney, Civil Division 1969-72
  • Model Cities Law Office, Associate Director 1972-74
  • Legal Aid Society, Director, Public Defender Division 1974-79
  • Private Law Practice 1980-2002
  • Center for Resolution of Disputes, Inc., Mediator 1988-97; Senior Staff Mediator 1997-2017

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association – President 1986 – 87
  • Center for Resolution of Disputes, Inc., President, Board of Trustees 1988-90
  • Ohio Supreme Court Committee on Dispute Resolution
  • Practitioner Member Academy of Family Mediators
  • Collaborative Law Center, Founder, Board of Trustees 1997- 2003

Some Civic and Charitable Affiliations:

  • The Jewish Hospital Board of Trustees 1990-2009
  • Commentator WVXU 1994-2002
  • Guest lecturer:  U.C. College of Law
  • Cincinnati Lawyers Club
  • Inns of Court
  • Presenter: Cincinnati Bar Assoc. Continuing Education Courses

Honors and Awards:

  • Cincinnati Bar Association Themis Award – 2014
  • Cincinnati Bar Association John P. Kiley Professionalism Award – 2007
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Cincinnati Bar Foundation – 2005
  • Ohio State Bar Association Nettie Cronise Lutes Award 1997
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Trustees Award 1994
  • Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame 1988
  • Honorary Chair, Friends of Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati 1987-88
  • YWCA Career Woman of Achievement 1987
  • Listed as Super Lawyer since inception of designation
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: over 20 years
  • Highest Martindale Hubble rating- AV Preeminent