Basic Philosophy

Over the past few decades, segments of our society have begun to open to a more holistic approach in addressing increasingly deep-rooted problems.  Western medicine has come to integrate the more proactive notion of “wellness” as opposed to the traditional paradigm which almost exclusively stressed the reactive treatment of “illness.”  This new paradigm has emphasized a turning inward through higher consciousness and mindfulness, ultimately leading to improved health and pain management.  This “mindfulness” is primarily rooted in a more grounded sense of “being” realized through heightened conscious awareness of moment-to-moment experience.

By contrast, our legal system – especially as it seeks to address disputes among individuals – remains entrenched in paradigm almost wholly rooted in the past (precedent) and oriented towards blaming external forces (judgment/liability) when things go wrong.  This orientation to problem solving, save for fleeting moments of gratification in response to a favorable court “judgment,” almost invariably leaves the participants unfulfilled, and does little to help our society evolve in ways that may lead us back to sustainability.

I work in an effort to infuse our legal system with a new paradigm which, I believe, is necessary to help us evolve as individuals and as a society.  In the context of legal issues or disputes in which you might be involved, or professional challenges you may be facing as a practicing attorney, my work will place an emphasis on coming to better understand your present reality.  We will examine the extent to which learned conditioning – largely in the form of how things “should” be – has clouded perception and, in many cases, contributed to undesirable life situations.

The result of our work together will be heightened self-awareness and inner peace.  The manifestation of this inner work will lead to improvement in your personal and professional lives, and often will also lead to the discovery of more creative solutions to your legal issues proving far more constructive than procedures and remedies currently afforded by our contemporary legal system.