More than thirty years of experience in providing counsel and in litigating a broad variety of civil matters; numerous court and jury trials and appeals in both state and federal courts; arbitrations, mediations, and other alternative methods of resolving disputed claims; counseling clients on business formation, business transactions, contracts, litigation avoidance and other issues.
More than ten years of experience as a mediator and private judge, including service as a Special Master and Neutral for the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Specific areas of experience include administrative law, antitrust, appellate practice, banking and finance, business formation and transactions, business torts, civil rights, commerce and trade, constitutional law, construction law, contracts, corporate law, debt collection, environmental law, fraud, insurance coverage, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, personal injury, products liability, real estate, securities, toxic torts, trial practice, trusts, writs and wrongful termination.
Harvard Law School, JD
University of California, Berkeley, AB
Professional Associations & Memberships
Member of the State Bar of California
Admitted to practice in:
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
Several United States District Courts
All California State Courts
Honors and Awards
California State Bar commendation for outstanding contributions to the delivery of voluntary legal services.
United States District Court commendations for contribution of valuable service and professional expertise to the Federal Trial Practice Program and for service as a Neutral in the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.