We welcome you and appreciate your interest in our work.  Our name, Servant LawyershipTM, arose out of our desire to help others, to serve through integrity and spirit, build trust, and help our clients and communities to grow.  We seek to help our clients heal, when necessary, through learning or improving their approaches and practices in healthcare and law through careful language and other practices that promote the common good.  Albert Schweitzer noted: "There is no higher religion than human service.  To work for the common good is the greatest creed."   As lawyers, we have a common calling: to promote justice and the public good.   Former Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger said, "the healing function ought to be the primary role of the lawyer in the highest conception of our profession..."

We at Servant Lwyership hope that we can provide assistance and ideas in support of transparent, relationship-based communication, and non-adversarial practices in healthcare and, in particular, in adverse medical event situations.  Fundamentally, we work primarily with attorneys and healthcare providers to promote shared decision-making, a practice which arises at the outset of patient-healthcare practioner relationships and continues throughout.  Our goal is to replace, or supplement, the culture of fear, arising from "see you in court" with a process of open exchange, forgiveness,  conversation, and non-adversarial language and communication.  

Drawing on that spirit and our desire to make a contribution, we bring highly respectful services, as well as a commitment to learning and integrity, to our clients in both legal and medical aspects of healthcare.  We offer this work  both in the United States and internationally, through our legal, consulting, negotiating, advocating, coaching and training skills.   We bring a collaborative, committed team approach to our client engagements.  We work with our clients to enhance their strengths and enable them to put their true values into practice.  For example, we help clients develop and practice skills in interest-based negotiations and collaboration across teams and communities.









Our areas of expertise include:

  • Consulting
  • Professional Development in Collaborative Law, Informed Patient Choice, Use of Collaborative, Non-Adversarial Language, and Disclosure
  • Counseling and Advocacy
  • Convening and Facilitating Dialogue
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Presentations