Born Guam, Mariana Islands, August 22, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, California. Education: San Diego State University (B.S.M.E., 1970); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., 1974); Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (National President, 2008); Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, International Society of Barristers; Diplomate, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (National President 2014-2016); Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
AREAS OF PRACTICE Catastrophic loss Personal injury Wrongful death litigation Legal, medical and other professional malpractice Product liability Insurance bad faith
LITIGATION PERCENTAGE 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy, 1993 Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2012
BAR ADMISSIONS California, 1974
EDUCATION McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence San Diego State University, San Diego, California B.S.M.E., Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
HONORS AND AWARDS Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - Present Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005 - Present AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 1982 Present Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award - National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016 and 2017 Sacramento Valley ABOTA Chapter, President, 1995 Sacramento Valley ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year 2008 ABOTA National President 2008 ABPLA National President 2014-2016 Director ABA-TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy 2016 Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Advocate of the Year 2016 Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society Lifetime Achievement Award - America's Top 100 Attorneys
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS State Bar of California, Member Sacramento County Bar Association, Member American Association for Justice, Member American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomate, 1984 - Present American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 2012 - Present International Society of Barristers, 2009 - Present International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006 - Present American College of Trial Lawyers, 1997 Present?