• Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Mediation Certificated Program, 2009.
  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California, Juris Doctorate, 1987.
  • California State University, Fullerton, California. Bachelor of Arts, History, 1984.
  • Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California. Associate of Arts, General Education, 1982.

Professional Experience

2022 – Present

Reid & Hellyer, APC

1996 – 2021

Partner in the law firm of Reynolds, Jensen & Swan, LLP. Emphasis in Business/Civil litigation/trial, transaction practice throughout California; State and Federal. Some Administrative law, quasi criminal proceedings and appellate work. Presently representing numerous multi-million dollar companies relating to contractual and/or tort disputes in a variety of commercial arenas including medical, aerospace, banking, construction and fungible commodities. Consider strong knowledge in Contracts, Business Torts, Equities, Real Property, Employer/Employee, Landlord-Tenant, UCC, Civil Procedure, Corporations, Construction disputes, and related issues. Extensive trial work. Also experienced in Bankruptcy litigation, both creditor and debtor.

1995 – Present

Chairman of the Board and President of RCBA Dispute Resolution Services, Inc (DRS) an IRS 501c3 not for profit mediation and arbitration company. Founding member of Board of Directors. Served as Vice President.


Associated with the Law Offices of Larry K. Reynolds. Private Practice essentially the same as above.


Blumenthal & Milliken – Attorney. General Civil litigation with emphasis in business disputes and real property transactions. Included all facets of litigation including Trial and appellate practice.


Blumenthal & Milliken – Certified Law Clerk.

June 14, 1988

Admitted to California State Bar – State Bar Number 134614 (Also admitted to Southern and Central Federal District of California)


Intern Investigator – Los Angeles County District Attorney, California, through Cal State Fullerton senior project program.


AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble

Professional Activities

2012 – Present

Member of Riverside County Superior Court Judges Civil and ADR Committees.

2009 – Present

Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA), Fee Arbitration Arbitrator Panelist.

2001 – Present

RCBA, Judicial Evaluation Committee member.

1996 – Present

Judge Pro Tem, Riverside County Superior Court. Predominantly Pro Bono. Unlawful detainer, Small Claims, County Ordinance violations and traffic calendars and minor misdemeanor arraignments (DUI and related items).

1995 – Present

Mediator, Arbitrator for RCBA DRS and Private Retention.

2018 – 2021

Instructor, University of California Riverside, Extension ABA Paralegal Program, Topic – Business Law.

1998 – 2018

Professor, California Southern School of Law, subject – Commercial Code; Article 9, Secured Transactions. Formerly taught in conjunction with Article 2, Sales.

1994 – 2010

Member of Riverside County Superior Court Judges ADR Committee.

1996 – 2009

Mediation Coordinator for Riverside Superior Court Mediation Program through RCBA DRS.

1992 – 2000

RCBA ADR Representative/Contact to the California State Bar.

1996 – 1997

Co-Chair, RCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

1995 – 1997

Member of Leo A. Deegan Inns of Court, part of National American Inns of Court Organization.


Member of RCBA ADR Committee.

1992 – 1994

Instructor at California Southern School of Law, paralegal winter program; subject – Remedies.

1992 – 1994

Founding member of Board of Directors of Settlement Now – Inland, a California non-profit corporation, vice president 1994. Settlement Now was organized to facilitate a less expensive, less intrusive means to resolve litigation; a mediation service.


Delegate to State Bar Convention for RCBA.

1989 – 1993

Member of the RCBA Civil Litigation Section. Chairman of the Civil Litigation Section from 1991 – 1993.

Community Activities

2008 – 2018

Member of University of California, Riverside Highlander Athletic Association; Vice Chair 2014; Chair  2015 – 2017; Chair Hall of Fame Committee, 2014-2018.

2006 – 2013

Member of University of California, Riverside, Bagpipe Band; Advisor to the  Highlander Pipe Band Foundation, a non profit corporation, Chair of annual festival.

September 2013

Featured Speaker at Inland Valley Association of Realtors; Topic – Pocket Listings and Practicing Law or Brokering, Grey Areas.

July 2012

Lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino, China Program (Exchange student program) Topic: Business Law concepts in California


Keynote Speaker, California Southern School of Law Graduation. “The Responsibilities of a Lawyer.”

1993 – 2002

General member (and member of Board of Directors 1994-1998) of Riverside Exchange Club, a local chapter of the National Organization, which emphasizes prevention of child abuse; 1995 and 1996 merit awards for outstanding service.


Featured Speaker at Riverside Chamber of Commerce Business Group, Topic – Virtues of Mediation and Arbitration.