• Areas of Practice:

    Trial Practice - Focusing exclusively on criminal defense including major felonies for both adults and juveniles

    Post-Conviction/Writ - Focusing on appeals and post-conviction writs to both state and federal courts

    Administrative/Licensing Issues - Related to criminal charges

    Attempted Murder
    Criminal Defense
    Drug Crimes
    Serious Felonies
    Sexual Assault
    Trial and Post Conviction
    Vehicular Manslaughter
    White Collar Crimes
  • Admitted to Bar:

    California Supreme Court, 1975
    California Courts of Appeal
    California Superior Courts
    Nevada Supreme Court
    United States District Court of California
      Southern District
      Eastern District
      Central District
    United States Court of Appeal
      9th Circuit Court of Appeal
    United States Supreme Court

  • Education:

    University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1972) (Deans Honors Roll - Six quarters; Certificate of Departmental Honors)

    Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1975).
    (Honors - Trial Advocacy; Honors - National Moot Court)

    Hastings College of Law
    Center for Trial Advocacy (1977)

  • Instructor of Law:

    University of San Diego School of Law, 1980-1985

    Western State University School of Law, 1980-1984

    National University School of Law, 1984-1987

  • Judge Pro-Tem:

    Municipal Court of State of California, County of San Diego, 1981-1984
  • Professional Associations and Awards:

    Member, California State Bar Legal Services Trust Fund Committee (1982)

    Co-Chair, Criminal Subcommittee, San Diego County Bar Legislative Committee (1982-1985)

    CONANT Trial Attorney of the Year Defenders Program of San Diego (1998)

    Directors Award For Excellence (1999), San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

    Career Service Award (2008), San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

  • Author:

    Changes in the Criminal Law, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, 1982.

    Co-Editor, Attorney Contempt Manual; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (1992, 1994, 1998)