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My philosophy in practicing law is building relationships.  Many of my clients have become some of my best friends.  My longest term client I've known since elementary school--50 years.  Another I've represented for 40 years doing taxes even before I became an attorney. 

I enjoy wine.  Soon I hope to be the co-owner of a winery in Paso Robles. 

I love many sports.  I've been a roller dance skating competitor for over 50 years.  I've won over 20 national championships starting in 1969 through 2013.

Last I have a passion for reading about the relationships among theology, philosophy, and science.  I enjoy discussing these topics with family and friends.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Lender Law: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Trusts: 20%
  5. Business: 20%



Hourly ($87-345/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Craton & Switzer LLP

100 Oceangate Suite 1200
Long Beach, CA, 90802


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Optimist of the YearLong Beach Optimist Club2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCraton & Switzer LLP2002 - Present
Managing PartnerCayer & Craton1985 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cavanaugh vs BerneySettled in favor of clients.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Harvey Mudd CollN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976