Legal Experience: Law Clerk for Justice Robert T. Hunder, Washington State Supreme Court, one year 1963-64. Joined current firm 1964.
Martindale Hubbell rating "AV".
Benton Franklin Bar: Secretary (65-66), Vice President (87-88), President (88-89).
W.S.B.A.: Young Lawyers Committee (BOG appointee) (66-69); Board of Bar Examiners (70-72); Court Rules and Procedures (75-77); Disciplinary Board (85-88); Computerization of the Law Committee (89-92); Board of Governors (89-92); Resolutions Committee (92-05).
Law Council Gonzaga University School of Law (80-88); Board of Advisors Gonzaga University School of Law (88-05 currently emeritus).
Statute Law Committee (93-05) (Chairman 99-05) (Bill drafting arm of the state legislature).
Adjunct faculty - Gonzaga University - Gonzaga-in-Florence - Fall semester 2000.
Personal: Licensed Private Pilot - instrument rated. PADI - open water diver (SCUBA).
Community Affairs: Pasco Chamber of Commerce - President 1974; Pasco Kiwanis Club (68-present).
Hourly ($240-250/hour), contingent (33-40%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|45 year- Legion of Honor||Kiwanis||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|50-year award of honor||WSBA||2013|
|Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society||Recognition Award||2009|
|Appreciation Award||Statute Law Committee||2005|
|Recognition Award||Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society||2002|
|Board of Governors||WSBA||1992|
|President||Benton-Franklin Bar Association||1989|
|AV Rated continuously since 1981||Martindale-Hubbell||1981|
|President||Pasco Chamber of Commerce||1975|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Leavy, Schultz, Davis, Clare & Ruff, P.S.||1964 - Present|
|Clerk||Supreme Court, Washington State||1963 - 1964|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association||Member||1964 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1964 - Present|
|Anthis v. Copeland||For plaintiff|
|Dewitt v. La Clinica||Settlement for plaintiff|
|Ray v. Banko||Substantial verdict for plaintiff|
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|Columbia Basin College||Computerized Legal Research||1992|
|Gonzaga Law Review||Computerization of the Law - The Future is Now||1992|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1963|
|Gonzaga University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1962|
|Annual Trial or Domestic||Organize Seminars for BFLA||2013|
|Kiwanis Club of Pasco||Death in the Afternoon||2012|
|Pasco Kennewick Rotary||Mysteries||2011|
|Young Lawyers||History of the Benton Franklin Bar||2010|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association||Tips onTrial and Appellate Practice||2004|
|Kiwanis Club of Pasco||Gonzaga in Florence||2003|
|Personal Injury Seminar||Litigation - jury selection||2002|
|Benton Franklin County Bar Association||Computers Research||1992|