Thomas R. Marton is the Secretary of the Board, an attorney at Lourie & Cutler, P.C., a panel mediator with MWI and the Boston Municipal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, CDSC, and has also served as mediator for the Plymouth District Court and Middlesex Probate and Family Court. As law clerk to the Hon. Douglas P. Woodlock, U.S. District Court, Tom assisted with multiple pre-trial negotiations, mediations and settlements, and has also served as trainer and role play coach for MWI. Tom has mediated a full range of case types, including commercial disputes, divorce, landlord-tenant, parent-child and small claims, and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. In addition to his mediation and legal background, Tom ran his own business as an independent contractor (construction/remodeling), assisted in the start-up of the Coffee Connection, Inc., and has spent extensive time abroad.