I joined Porter Simon in 1991, after practicing in San Francisco. I am certified as a specialist in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate law by the California State Bar's Board of Specialization, and hold an advanced law degree (L.L.M.) in tax. I have also earned the highest rating, AV, awarded by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell organization. This rating is reserved for attorneys whose legal skills are judged to be "very high" to "pre-eminent," and whose ethical standards are "very high."
I am a board member of Sierra Senior Services and the Friends of the Truckee Library, and am a parent advisor to the Sierra Mountain Soccer Club. I am a member of the State Bars of both California and Nevada, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as a variety of State Bar sections and local bar associations in both California and Nevada.
I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated in 1982 with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I received my law degree in 1987 from the King Hall School of Law, University of California at Davis, and also received a Master's degree in 1987 from the Graduate School of Administration, University of California, Davis. I later completed my L.L.M. degree in tax law from McGeorge School of Law in 1992. I and my wife, Paige, reside in Truckee with their daughter, Emma, and son, Peter.
Licensed since 1987
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||1992|
|King Hall School of Law, University of California at Davis||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Graduate School of Administration, University of California, Davis||N/A||MBA||1987|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|