Born and raised in Morro Bay, California, I attended college in the Midwest (University of Chicago - B.A. June 1996) and law school in the Rocky Mountains (University of Denver - J.D. May 1999). I obtained my Colorado license and practiced briefly at a medium-sized litigation firm in Denver before returning to practice in my home state of California in 2000.
I believe my clients are entitled to a lawyer who can call upon extensive trial experience to assess how their case will be received during a trial, arbitration, or mediated settlement. From the first day of my practice I focused on courtroom and trial advocacy. I have attended several hundreds of hearings before courts, arbitrators, and governmental agencies. Of those, nearly 100 were contested hearings and trials involving live witness testimony. As a result, I have developed the deep background necessary to help you make the best decision possible in your dispute.
I have been married over half my life and I have five children, so I can relate to individual situations with job, kids, and family, on a personal level. When I'm not working, I coach children's sports, help with their activities, swim, practice yoga, waterski, attend my church, and I will go to just about any baseball game I can find.
|CO||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||1999||11/03/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Harold Whidbey Memorial Scholar||University of Denver||1996|
|Attorney||Law Office of Felix G. Poggemann||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||N/A||2007 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||N/A||2006 - Present|
|flatfeefamilylaw.com||Family Law Basics: Getting Started||2014|
|flatfeefamilylaw.com||Living Single Part 1: Who do you talk to?||2013|
|flatfeefamilylaw.com||Living Single Part 2: Starting your separate life||2013|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Chicago||AB - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|BNI Chapter Meeting||The Art of Cross Examination||N/A|
|Complex Custody, Support, and Property trial.||Completely successful result with Judgment entered on all issues.|
|Mother has high earning capacity.||Bench trial judgment imputed higher wages to mother.|
|Daughter not responsible for mother and step-father's conduct.||Two-week bench trial judgment found client not responsible for lost investment.|
|Grandparents Awarded Custody of Grandchildren||Bench trial decision in favor of grandparents|
|Financial elder abuse and notary public negligence, jury verdict||Jury verdict|
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