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  1. Litigation: 90%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Discrimination: 10%
    21 years, 200 cases

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Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP

402 West Broadway Suite 1700
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Top Lawyer - Complex LitigationSan Diego Magazine2014
San Diego Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Lawyer - Complex LitigationSan Diego Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Rated, PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Distinguished InstructorUSD Paralegal Program2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniverity of San Diego, School of Law2008 - Present
PartnerSandler Lasry Laube Byer & Valdez LLP2000 - Present
PartnerProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP1999 - 2000
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Diego Paralegal School1993 - 2008
Associate AttorneyProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP1991 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
22nd District Agricultural AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
United States District Court Southern District of California Lawyer RepresentativesCo-chair2012 - Present
Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Coordinating CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
City of San Diego Ethics CommissionCommissioner2007 - 2010
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2004
San Diego County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeSubcommittee Chair2000 - 2004
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stone v. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc.Defeated Class Certification; Settlement reached
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Business JournalADA: Access and Removal of Architectural Barriers1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
University of California - San DiegoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Disclosure and Discovery in the Southern District of CaliforniaWorking with Expert Witnesses2013