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About me

I am general counsel for American Safety Services, Inc.  ASSI provides various safety services and equipment to the petroleum production, drilling, maintenance and refining industries since 1991. 

I was born and raised in the northern California city of Grass Valley. In 2008, I received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University Bakersfield, where I also earned All-American honors for wrestling. In 2011, I received a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where I also earned concentrations in Business Law and Tax Law as well as the Witkin's award in Insurance Law.  

When I am not busy at work or volunteering in the community, I enjoy spending time with my wife and boys.

I am a member of both the Kern County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.


  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 2011

  • B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Bakersfield, 2008


State Bar of California, 2011

Business & Professional Associations:

  • Kern County Bar Association

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Kern County Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

  • CSU Bakersfield Alumni Association Board Member

  • American Society of Safety Engineers

  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 45%
    5 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    5 years
  3. Wills: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%
    5 years
  5. Employment: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

American Safety Services, Inc.

3209 Landco Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93308


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law2011
Witkin's AwardMcGeorge School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselAmerican Safety Services, Inc.2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Young Wooldridge2011 - 2014
Law ClerkCalifornia Department of Real Estate2010 - 2011
Law ClerkCalifornia Franchise Tax Board2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kern County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Paregien v. Perez15,000,000 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed by the Fifth Appelate District
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJuris Doctor2011
California State University, BakersfieldPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2008