Chair of MILS Law Faculty Division

Brian serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the ADR Program. In his role Brian is the director of the Conflict Resolution Clinic and teaches a variety of negotiation and mediation courses, including a 1L required Contract Negotiation Course. A qualified Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator under MCR 2.411 and 3.216, Brian is a SCAO-approved trainer with experience in both facilitative and transformative mediation techniques. Brian has mediated hundreds of cases, and trained over one thousand mediators in court, community, business, and criminal justice contexts. In 2009 Brian was recognized by the Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties with an Outstanding Service Award.Brian currently serves as the CLE Officer on the Executive Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Previously Brian served on the board of the National Association for Community Mediation, and on the Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan’s ADR Section. In 2013 Brian received the George N. Bashara Award for exemplary service to the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Brian joined the MILS Board of Directors in 2017.