46 years-Civil litigation and transaction practice.  Full case responsibility from intake through trial.  Major practice areas include title insurance and escrow litigation; real estate transactional and litigation; litigation and transactional work in business and commercial areas, probate and estate planning.

Former Judge Pro Tempore and Arbitrator/Mediator for Riverside Superior Court

Former Settlement Conference Mediator to the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District

Former Mediator U.S. District Court

Riverside County Bar Association’s Fee Dispute Panel Arbitrator

Dispute Resolution Service- Riverside County Bar Association Panel Arbitrator /Mediator

Chairperson of Riverside County Bar Assoc. Probate/Estate Planning Section (1996 to 1999)

Barrister Member, Leo Deegan Inn of Court (1996-1998)

Education

  • Pepperdine University, School of Law, J.D., 1973
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. History, 1970
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, STAR: A A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies, Pepperdine University, School of Law, June 2007
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Skills, Pepperdine University, School of Law, October 2008

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1973
  • Federal Court for the Central District of California, 1974
  • The U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • The U.S. Supreme Court, 1977