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  2. Business: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Defective Products: 20%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Primerus Defense Institute, Product Liability GroupChairman2011 - 2012
Primerus Defense InstituteMember2006 - 2012
Product Liability Advisory CouncilMember2000 - 2007
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselMember1999 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1996 - Present
Robert A. BanyardExecutive Board1993 - 1994
Robert A. BanyardMember1993 - 1994
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board of Directors1992 - 1994
American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County ChapterPresident1991 - 1991
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember1983 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1983 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1973 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
the Product Liability Group of the Primerus Defense InstituteA Survey of The Law of Non-Contractual Indemnity and Contribution2012
Annual Meeting of Association of Corporate CounselProduct Liability Cases Involving Warnings Claims: Limitations on Duty to Warn2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Primerus Defense InstituteIndemnity Claims among Product Makers2012
Product Liability Group of PrimerusWarnings – Scope of and Exceptions to Duty to Warn2011
Primerus Defense Institute ConvocationIndemnity: Shifting Risk in a Global Economy2010
Annual Exit Planning Conference of the Business Enterprise Institutef Buy/Sell Agreements2008
Fire and Casualty Seminar sponsored by the Defense Research InstituteInvestigating and Defending Propane Fire and Explosion Claims2007
State Bar Section Education InstituteSuccession Planning for Your Business Clients2002
Federation of Defense & Corporate CounselThe Catastrophic Case – Communicating and Coordinating with the Corporate Defendant2002
American Board of Trial AdvocatesThe Masters in Trial1993
Orange County Chapter of American Board of Trial AdvocatesTrial Advocacy Skills Training Course1991
Orange County Chapter of American Board of Trial AdvocatesTrial Advocacy Skills Training Course1990
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, 7th Annual Las Vegas ConventionKnow Your Enemy: Anticipating the Opposition’s Case (Product Abuse, Comparative Negligence and Other Defenses)1989
Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of American Board of Trial AdvocatesTrial Advocacy Skills Training Course1987
The Rutter Group120 Days to Go – Preparing for Trial in Superior Courts1986
The Rutter GroupGetting Results with Expert Witnesses1986
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationDealing with Insurance Defense for Optimum Settlements1986
Irvine Community CableImpact – Should Government Be Responsible for Recreational Accidents?1986
Community Associations Institute, California Southern Counties ChapterJoint and Several Liability1986
Orange County Division, League of California CitiesJoint and Several Liability1985
The Orange County Bar AssociationOrange County College of Trial Advocacy1983