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As a lawyer, I have spent may years as a courtroom litigator. 


I have been an insurance defense bad faith and BI litigator; as a business and real estate litigator; a mediator; an arbitrator; a federal ad law hearing officer and a state court magistrate. I taught at three law schools and taught paralegals at two colleges.


I practiced law in England for two years and earned an extra law degree there.


I offer $400 an hour know-how.....for about half that amount.


Specialties: I am an effective negotiator during the litigation process because I know what I am doing after many years of practice. I can resolve most cases early on....before they grow beyond all reason. This is a skill that doesn't inform most t.v. legal dramas, but my clients surely appreciate it.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Bad Faith Litigation: 25%
  3. Automobile Liability Defense: 25%
  4. General Casualty Defense: 25%

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Contact info

2237 Iroquois Ave
Long Beach, CA, 90815-2333

fmr Brady, Vorwerck, Ryder & Caspino

790 The City Drive, Suite 450
Orange, CA, 92868-4987



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerWelden Law Office1990 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of CourtBarrister1987 - 1991
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of NottinghamLawMA - Masters1978
Drake UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Iowa State UniversityJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1972