I have been a civil trial attorney as well as a civil and criminal appellate lawyer for 37 years. My goal is to meet the needs of those in my community as far as legal representation on cases both large and small. I have argued cases at the California Supreme Court, the U S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, as well as the California First District Court of Appeals. I have also tried cases both in state and federal court through out Northern California and have handled litigated cases through out the State of California. I have also served as a panel member for the U S District Court for the Northern District of California as a Neutral Evaluator and Mediator. I have also served as an expert witness in the area of attorney fees and insurance coverage.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Neutral Evaluator and Mediator||U S District Court for the Northern District of California||2012 - 2016|
|Principal||Johns & Allyn, APC||1983 - 2016|
|Associate||Bronson Bronson & McKinnon||1980 - 1983|
|Law Clerk to Judge Proctor Hug, Jr.||United States Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit||1979 - 1980|
|Extern Law Clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin||U.S. Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit||1979 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court||Master||2001 - Present|
|Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada||Member||1985 - Present|
|Marin County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1979 - Present|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Univ of California Berkeley||N/A||N/A|
|People v. Martinez, 47 Cal 4th 911 (2010)||Affirmed|
|U S v. Cardenas||dismissed|
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