B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1983
J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 1986
"As Justice Cooley famously said, we must recall that we are teaching students to be ministers of justice. They must not only know and apply the law, but they must bring a deep sense of fairness and equity to bear on their legal studies and eventual practice of law."
I started at WMU-Cooley Law School in 1996. I have expertise in Torts and Remedies, with a special emphasis on Products Liability and Environmental and Toxic Torts, and issues dealing with aggregate litigation and its resolution.
I began my legal career as a judicial law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey. In 1987, I was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Special Master for the asbestos litigation in New Jersey. Subsequently, I was appointed as Special Master in other mass tort litigation, including major landfill cases and the silicone gel breast implant litigation.
In 1991, I became an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. I taught Products Liability and Toxic Torts, an elective I developed for upper-term students. I have published several articles in the field of Products Liability, co-authored a chapter of a Products Liability casebook, and written an article in the area of family law. In 2005, I was elected to the American Law Institute.
I am a 20-time winner of the Stanley E. Beattie Award for excellence in teaching and a member of the Cooley Legal Author Society. I teach Torts I and II, Environmental Torts, Equities & Remedies, and Products Liability.