He is a member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council of State Bar of Michigan, Editor of The ADR Quarterly, and Chair of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
He is Michigan Civil Rights Commission Hearing Referee; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Hearing Officer; on Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Hearing Officer list; and former President of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.
He received George N. Bashara, Jr. Award for exemplary service and Hero's Award for outstanding contribution by State Bar of Michigan's ADR Section; is on "Northern Michigan's A-List" of Attorneys. Traverse: Northern Michigan's Magazine (January 2009); and received Conflict Resolution Services' "Pinnacle Award" and Community Mediation Services' Certificate of Appreciation.
He received arbitrator training from American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Arbitration Forum, and National Futures Association.
He received mediator training from Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, American Arbitration Association, and Institute of Continuing Legal Education.