Ed has been a mediator, consultant, lecturer and leader in mediation
since 1982 — a decade longer than most.
He is active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and national mediation associations. He has been an attorney for more than 50 years. He is a recognized practitioner and advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
He specializes in mediation and arbitration.
Ed serves on and have chaired the board of the Council for Relationships, a preeminent non-profit counseling, education and research center. Founded in 1932 as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, it is the oldest relationship counseling and training center in the country.
A family mediator since 1982 and a mediation trainer since 1994, Ed was instrumental in establishing a mediation program in Philadelphia Family Court. For 12 years he was an adjunct instructor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he taught a clinical course in custody mediation.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with BS in economics from the Wharton School, Ed graduated from Temple Law. He has presented workshops at local and national conferences of mediators. He has presented workshops and professional papers at more than 20 organizations.
He lives with his wife in Center City Philadelphia. They have 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren, none of whom has yet needed family mediation.