Because I was interested in the big questions, I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. I then went on to study law at the Santa Clara University School of Law. I graduated in 1993 Magna Cum Laude. I passed the bar examination on the first try and was licensed to practice on December 1, 1993.
From the beginning I have primarily worked in the area of civil litigation, including enforcing judgments. Since "civil" includes many different things, over the years I have narrowed the focus of my practice to business disputes, breach of contract cases, collections, commercial matters, and enforcement of judgments. While much of my work involves business matters, I also represent individuals in personal transactions such as disputes over loans of money.