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The photo you see is the real deal.  This photo shows me in Djibouti undergoing the French Desert Combat and Survival course in 2008.  Ten days in the HEAT!  We finished up the course with two forced marches.  One 15 miler in the morning and one 20 miler that ran all night.  All in one day.


This was my break from providing legal services to the Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonier from 2007-2008.  (Indeed, they were the best 10 days I spent in DJ despite the heat and dirt.)


Besides cooking myself in Djibouti, I had assignments that took me to Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Germany.  Other travel took me to Tanzania and Zanzibar.


This was not my first overseas tour.  In 2004 I served in Mosul Iraq with a Civil Affairs Battalion.


Other military travel has taken me to Korea and Thailand.



Practice areas

  1. International Law: 25%
    22 years
  2. Military Law: 25%
    30 years
  3. Mediation: 25%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Arbitration: 20%
    22 years, 500 cases
  5. Education: 5%
    22 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

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California Southern Law School

3775 Elizabeth St
Riverside, CA, 92506-2558


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service Medal351st Civil Affairs Command2008
Republique Fransaise Aguerrissement en Zone Desertique5eme Regiment Interarmes de Outre-Mer2008
Das Abzeichen fur Leistungen im TruppendienstGerman Army Ft. Sill Oklahoma Liaison Office2006
Army Commendation Medal311th Corp Support Command1998
Army Achievement Medal311th Corp Support Command1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Dean/PresidentCalifornia Southern Law School1990 - Present
Systems AnalystBAE Systems2009 - 2009
International Law Officer & Command Judge AdvocateUnited States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Riverside LawyerLawyering with Berettas -- a Review of Judge Advocate Experiences in Northern Iraq2009
Riverside LawyerMusings From Iraq: Ka-Blume!!2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Chapman UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978