I attended UCLA, making the Dean’s List among other scholastic honors, and graduated cum laude in 1984 with a B.A. in Political Science. I then went to U.C. Hastings College of the Law, graduating in June of 1987 and was admitted to practice law in California in December of that year. At Hastings, I was president of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and an active member of the Associated Students. I am also admitted to practice before all the United States District courts in California, and a member of the Riverside County Bar Association, the and the Consumers Attorneys of California.
After about 19 years working in personal injury and employment litigation, primarily for the defense, I joined up with my long-time friend and colleague, John Tiedt to form Tiedt & Hurd in February 2007. Our practice emphasizes serious personal injury cases and employment matters.
I am married with two children, and have been active in Little League Baseball, the YMCA Indian Guides program and local youth soccer.
Hourly ($250-325/hour), contingent (25-40%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|BV® Distinguished Attorney-Very High||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Partner||Tiedt & Hurd||2007 - Present|
|N/A||Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs||1995 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Ass'n of Southern California||N/A||N/A|
|Riverside County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Davison v. Varela||Settlement|
|Walczak v. Delmos Forrest & Cinder Products||Settlement|
|Pytlak v. CSUSB||Settlement|
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|Advocate||Is Hanif Dead? Recoverable Damages following Howell v. Hamilton Meats||2010|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Is Hanif Dead? Medical Damages after Howell||2010|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Bloosky- Harassment Training||Preventing Harassment & Discrimination||2010|