Born and raised in Southern California, I attended Arizona State University from 1969 to 1973, graduating with honors with a bachelor of science degree in business management.
I went to law school at the University of Idaho and graduated from there in 1978. That same year I started my law practice in Anoka, Minnesota, and have not left. If you're wondering how I ended up in Anoka Minnesota, you can blame my wife, Becky. She was born and raised here and we thought it was a good place to come and raise our children (all four of them).
When I started my law office I was a solo practitioner. Shortly thereafter I went into partnership with some lawyers but, about 11 years ago I decided that my Arizona practice wasn't going to fit in well with partners in Minnesota, so I went back out on my own and expect to stay that way, more or less, for the rest of my career.
Since I started practicing law I have represented individuals injured due to the carelessness of others. The defendant is usually an insurance company of one sort or another.
After doing this for 30 years I have become pretty good at it. This past year I received the annual Excellence Award from the Minnesota Association for Justice. I have also been recognized as a Superlawyer by the Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics. I am a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and the Arizona Association for Justice. I am also a member of the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice. I am AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating they give. I am certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. There are currently less than 200 lawyers so certified in Minnesota.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1978||08/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||2004|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||2003|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||2002|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||2001|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||2000|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1999|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1998|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1997|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1996|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1995|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1994|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1993|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1992|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1991|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1990|
|Recognized||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1989|
|Certified Civil Trial Specialist||National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine||Tort Actions Arising Out of Marriage||2000|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Magazine||ATV Litigation||1989|
|University of Idaho College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Arizona State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|The Truth About Adverse Medical Examiners Seminar||Discovery of Earnings of So-Called "Independent" Medical Examiners||2005|
|Motions Seminar||Limited Medical Authorizations||2004|
|Discovery Seminar||How Much is the Adverse Medical Examiner Really Making?||2004|
|Dealing with Farmers Insurance Company and Other Difficult Carriers||Limited Medical Authorizations||2004|
|Beating Farmers Insurance Company at Their Own Game||Turning Down the $5000 Offer and Making it Pay Off||2003|
|Winning the Soft Tissue Injury Case||Discovery||2002|
|The Toolbox; The Mechanics of Trying the Case||Jury Instruction Guides - Civil||2002|
|The Independent Examination of Adverse Medical Examiners and Deposition Techniques Seminar||Tactics for Obtaining Financial Information||2002|
|Beating Goliath At Trial||Turning Down the $5000 Offer and Making it Pay Off||2002|
|Soft Tissue and Low Impact Collisions||Discovery and Minimal Property Damage Cases||2001|
Posted by Chau
Tue Nov 21 2017
Posted by Monica
Tue Sep 08 2015
Posted by Aaron
Thu May 08 2014
Posted by Renee
Tue Aug 21 2012
Posted by Bruce
Mon Jul 09 2012
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!