He is Chair-Elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi), and Editor of the The Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal.
He on the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list, received the George N. Bashara, Jr. Award for exemplary service and the Hero's Award for outstanding contribution from the State Bar of Michigan's ADR Section; is on the "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 has been a 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 the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.
He has received arbitrator training from the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Forum, and National Futures Association.
He received mediator training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, U.S. District Court for the the Western District of Michigan, American Arbitration Association, and Institute of Continuing Legal Education.