Since 1980 I have specialized in the area of civil appeals and writs. I successfully passed the second exam given by the State Bar for certification as an appellate specialist in 1999. Not only do I handle appeals, but I am a frequent lecturer and author on appellate subjects. I love the intellectual challenge of working on appeals!
I also spent many years working on law and motion matters on a consulting basis for other attorneys. My book, California Summary Judgment and Related Termination Motions, is now published by The Rutter Group. If that wasn't enough, I spent over five years as the editor of several legal magazines for plaintiff's lawyers, including Plaintiff, The Advocate, The Forum, and The Gavel.
After more than 30 years of practicing law and editing legal magazines, I am trying to expand my interests to more creative pursuits. I have written several plays and try to improve my skills as a photographer.
California State Bar and State courts (1977)
United States Supreme Court (1999)
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1998)
Southern District, United States District Court (1991)
Central District, United States District Court (1996)
Eastern District, United States District Court (1998)
Western State University College of Law, Received J.D. in June 1977.
Institut International des Droits de L'Homme (International Institute of Human Rights), Strasbourg, France, 1979
Professional Associations & Memberships
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Orange County Bar Association
Celtic Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Board Member of the Year, 2003, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Presidential Award of Merit, 2005, Consumer Attorneys of California