We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Judge William J. Caprathe who passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Judge Caprathe served as an 18th Circuit Court Judge from 1980 to 2010 and served as a mediator and arbitrator with MI-JADR from 2015 to 2020. Our prayers go out to his wife, Linda, his three children and their families, including 12 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Judge William J. Caprathe January 5, 1939- August 15, 2020
Judge Caprathe has given up permission to re-publish an article he recently published regarding the importance of empathy in the mediation process. Please read the attached article Empathy Article # 2
Judge Caprathe has given us permission to re-published an article he wrote entitled “Hanging Up the Robe: A Transition to Mediation.” Judge Caprathe is available to mediate cases in our Livonia and Bay City offices. A PDF of the article is attached in the following link: hanging-up-the-robe-caprathe