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Advocacy 1990s

1999 – GUEST EXPERT – CNN International – Discussed issues about Elian Gonzalez’ custody situation.

1999 – GUEST EXPERT – WTTW Ch. 11 – CHICAGO TONIGHT – Discussed issues about Elian Gonzalez’ father and custody of Elian.

1999 – PRESENTER – ILLINOIS FATHERHOOD SUMMIT – hosted by Honorary Co-Chairmen Mayor Daley, Governor Ryan and U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald, Chicago, IL.

1999 – CO-AUTHORED Article: “The Father’s Custody Case” published in TRIAL MAGAZINE.

1999 – CO-AUTHORED HOUSE BILL #2232 (ILLINOIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES) seeking child support accountability – testified as a proponent of this bill before Child Support Enforcement Committee.

1999 – GUEST EXPERT – MSNBC – JUDGE AND JURY

1998 – AWARD RECIPIENT – AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN in recognition and appreciation for outstanding commitment to the protection of children and knowledge of The Hague International Child Abduction issues.

1998 – GUEST EXPERT – CNBC – EQUAL TIME – debated against attorney Gloria Allred.

1998 – GUEST EXPERT – MSNBC – debated against one of Paula Jones’ attorneys and a former federal prosecutor in support of President Clinton.

1998 – LECTURER – 1998 COLORADO SUMMIT ON FATHERHOOD, hosted by Governor Roy Romer.

1997 – AUTHORED the book “FATHERS’ RIGHTS” (Basic Books) with Dr. Kenneth Dachman.

1997 – GUEST COMMENTATOR – COURT-TV – LEGAL CAFE – Topic: Paternity.

1997 – GUEST EXPERT – NEWSFRONT – MSNBC – Debated Attorney Raoul Felder concerning G.E. Executive’s Divorce Case.

1997 – GUEST LECTURER – IIT-CHICAGO KENT COLLEGE OF LAW Fall Lecture Series.

1997 – GUEST EXPERT- LEEZA (Leeza Gibbons’ Show) – debated Rep. Paul E. Caron (Massachusetts House of Representatives).

1997 – Authored article in PARENT’S MAGAZINE, “In Defense of Deadbeat Dads”.

1997 – DRAFTED HOUSE BILL #2213 (ILLINOIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES) cited as the “Husband Notification of Abortion Act”.

1997 – GUEST EXPERT- NBC NEWS Ch. 5, Chicago, IL with Ona Fletcher.

1996 – TESTIFIED before the ILLINOIS SENATE COMMITTEE ON DIVORCE LAW AND PROCEDURE.

1995 – GUEST EXPERT- ABC NIGHTLINE WITH TED KOPPEL.

1995 – TESTIFIED before the U.S. COMMISSION ON CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE in Cleveland, Ohio (subsequently included in their final report to President Clinton and Congress).

1995 – SPEAKER – CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM at the Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C.

1995 – GUEST EXPERT – CHICAGO TONIGHT – WTTW, Ch. 11.

1995 – GUEST EXPERT- ABC NEWS – 20/20.

1995 – LECTURER – ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA (ATLA) National College of Advocacy’s Annual Convention in New York; TOPIC: The Father’s Custody Case

1994 – GUEST EXPERT- THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW – program entitled “Deadbeat Dads”.

1994 – GUEST EXPERT – THE OPRAH SHOW, WLS-TV.

1994 – GUEST EXPERT- SENATOR BERMAN’S FORUM, cable television show.

1994 – LECTURER – FATHERS’ DAY/FATHERS’ RIGHTS SEMINAR, Aspects of Visitation Interference at the Chicago Bar Association.

1994 – GUEST – NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN Roundtable Discussion.

1993 – GUEST EXPERT – FATHERHOOD IN THE 90’S, WFLD-TV; FOX 32 special segment on “32 This Week”.

1993 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – “Divorce Rights” at St. Fabian Church hosted by the Phoenix Group.

1993 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – 13TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR MEN AND CHILDREN in Kansas City entitled “Fathers Fighting Back”.

1992 – LECTURER – “Legal Rights and Emotional Needs” at Forest Hospital.

1992 – LECTURER – 12TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR MEN AND CHILDREN in Detroit, Michigan.

1991 – GUEST EXPERT – THE JENNY JONES SHOW – program entitled “Who Gets the Kids?”.

1991 – GUEST EXPERT- FATHERS’ CUSTODY ISSUES – WVON 1450 AM.

1991 – LECTURER – “Don’t Forget the Rights of Fathers” at the 13TH ANNUAL PHOENIX CONFERENCE, Archdiocese of Chicago.