I was born in San Antonio, Texas but have spent my entire adult life in Southern California. I have strong ties with the Riverside Community, having graduated from La Sierra High School in 1973 and having obtained an Associate in Arts degree from Riverside City College in 1975. I also obtained my BA in Economics from UCLA in 1977 and my Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in 1980.
My wife and two children were all born and raised in Riverside. Additionally, I have been involved with coaching youth basketball, baseball and soccer programs for over 15 years and have, for years, been serving as the Director of Coaches for our community soccer league. I also play soccer in an adult soccer league. My family and soccer are my two personal passions!!
I am licensed to appear in all courts of the State of Califonia, the District Court of Appeal for the Central District and The United States Supreme Court. I have also been certified as a Certified Workers Compensation Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1995.