1980, California and Hawaii; 1981, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th. Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1997, U.S. Supreme Court
University of California School of Law at Davis, J.D., with honors, 1979
Law School Graduation Year
Western Illinois University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
Los Angeles County, Orange County (Chair, 1996, Business Litigation Section; Member, Executive Committee, Insurance Section), Hawaii State, Federal and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Litigation and Insurance Sections); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys of California; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; American Inns of Court.
Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha. Editor, University of California at Davis Law Review, 1978. Voted Top Gun by the Orange County Bar Association, 2000. Trial Lawyer of the Year, October, 2000, OCTLA. Hot 25, OC Metro Magazine, November, 2000. Author: The Effect of Express Warranties On Seed Sales With An Eye To The U.C.C., Unconscionability and The California Agricultural Code, ll U.C.D. Law Review 335, 1978. Recipient: California State Bar 1994 President's Pro Bono Award. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum.