Personal Lawyers

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Professional depth in all matters of civil litigation, mediation, arbitration, significant personal injury claims, and complex transactional matters.

Broadly experienced, unimpeachable character and widely respected for dependable results. Exceptional judgment, decisiveness, and objectivity. Perennial success in managing intricate business disputes, more recently focusing on dispute resolution and litigation avoidance. Recognized ability to manage large court calendars. In practice for nearly 40 years.


Master of Laws, Dispute Resolution • 2006-2008
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, School of Law, Straus Institute, Malibu, CA    
Juris Doctorate • 1974-1977


Exceptional judgment, decisiveness, and objectivity. 


Inland Empire

Qualifications, Credentials and Bonafides

Orange County

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science • 1970-1974
CHAPMAN COLLEGE (now Chapman University), Orange, CA


United States Supreme Court• California Supreme Court • United States District Court Central District • United States District Court Northern District • United States Tax Court • United States Court of Appeals    


University of La Verne, College of Law, Ontario , CA
Adjunct Professor Of Law. Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation

Amity University, Noida, India 
Lecturer, Cross Cultural Communication, Managing Cognitive Bias, Negotiation

California Continuing Education of the Bar
Lecturer, Juror bias, Mediation Advocacy, Arbitration Advocacy, 

Court And Private Dispute Resolution Panels

Inland Valley Arbitration and Mediation Services ( IVAMS) 
Riverside County Bar Association General Civil & Probate
Orange County Courts General Civil/Probate/Family Law/
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Bankruptcy Court for Los Angeles Orange and Riverside Courts


Orange County Bar Association, Member Riverside County Bar Association, Member San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member • American Trial Lawyers Association, Former Member • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Founding/Former Member, Williston Senate 


Orange and Riverside County Moot Court Programs (Judge/scorer)  over thirty years of volunteer service as judge pro-tem for Settlement Conferences, Small Claims, Traffic Calendars • Orange County Bar Association Fee Dispute Arbitrator • Yorba Linda Parks and Recreation Commissioner • Chairman Yorba Linda General Plan Advisory committee.  Numerous Appearances before the Yorba Linda City Council on Matters of Popular 

Outside Activities

Sporting Clays, Certified Shotgun Instructor, Golfer, Outdoorsman, Woodworker, Banjoist