Laura A. Athens

Laura Athens has a wide variety of experience in the alternative dispute resolution field having served as a mediator, special education hearing officer, vocational rehabilitation hearing officer, and guardian ad litem-arbitrator.  For more than 20 years, Laura has focused her practice on education law and ADR, and because of her reputation for achieving fair and […]

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Earlene R. Baggett-Hayes

Earlene Baggett-Hayes has utilized alternative dispute resolution throughout her career.  In managerial positions in Human Resources in both the automotive and telecommunications industries, Earlene excelled in negotiating labor contracts as well as overseeingand resolving employee disputes at all levels of the organizations.  As an attorney, she has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various aspects […]

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Joseph C. Basta

Joseph Basta uniquely combines wide-ranging experience in trial and litigation work with a deep background in mediation. Beginning his career as a federal judicial law clerk in the Eastern District of Michigan, Joe moved to Dykema Gossett PLLC where, for over 34 years, he tried jury and non-jury cases and litigated disputes for Fortune 500 […]

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Richard A. Bone

Richard Bone, one of PREMI’S founders, has more than forty years of experience in various fields of litigation.  He has worked on both the plaintiff side and defense side, and has served not only as a lawyer, but also as mediator, arbitrator, and private facilitator. Richard is an accomplished trial lawyer and has received recognition […]

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William J. Caprathe

Judge William Caprathe has the experience and ability to efficiently conduct all types of alternative dispute resolution procedures. Judge Caprathe spent 15 years as a successful trial attorney before being elected to the Bay County Circuit Court in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge from 1984 through 1997.  In 1998, he became President of […]

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Gene J. Esshaki

Regarded as one of the top mediators and arbitrators in the State of Michigan, Gene Esshaki has been called upon by numerous State and Federal Judges to assist in solving some of their most complex commercial cases. Gene is experienced in resolving disputes between automobile manufacturers, both domestic and foreign, and their suppliers on issues […]

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