I have practiced in California and Arizona since 1975. For most of that time, as a civil trial lawyer. My success is based on my ability to learn and get up to speed on any subject quickly, and then go nose-to-nose with any litigator, no matter how well-staffed or financed. I spent 15 years of my years of practice (1987-2001) representing ordinary people who had been abused by large institutions (e.g., County Sheriffs, Board of Education, national Bank, ABC and Channel 15) and their large law firms. I have had my phone bugged, my files rifled, trucks run at my children, and my bank accounts closed arbitrarily, but I have never backed down.
In an effort to avoid becoming too narrow, I have engaged in several other professions during these 35 years. Along with my wife, I have been a relationship and family counselor for the last 25 years. I spent 5 years running the state's first charter school, and teaching and coaching its students. I spent 3 years running a real estate investment company with one of my sons. These experiences have given me greater compassion for my law clients.
I used to have a lot of hobbies, but now I have 6 children and 9 grandchildren who leave little time or energy for anything else. However, I have never outgrown my love for the Suns.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review Editor of Notes||USC Law Review||1973|
|Uhrig Award for Excellence in Teaching||National Teachers Association||1972|
|Cum laude with honors||Williams College||1969|
|Director||The Shelby School||2001 - 2004|
|House Counsel||Mattel Inc||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona||member||1985 - Present|
|State Bar of California||inactive member||1975 - Present|
|USC Law Review||"Teacher Classroom Flexibility"||1975|
|University of Southern California Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|