After co-founding a highly successful law firm in Sacramento, California where I practiced for the last 36 years, in 2018 my wife and I moved to Austin, Texas, to start a new chapter in our lives and for me to focus on three primary practice areas: Civil Appeals, Insurance Coverage Disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution. My new firm maintains offices in California and Texas and I will travel anywhere in those two states to accomplish any task on behalf of my clients. In Northern California my practice is limited to Mediations and Arbitrations. However, from my offices in Los Angeles and Austin I provide services involving all three of my practice areas. I remain passionate about providing the highest quality legal services and obtaining the best possible results for my clients. A brief list of credentials and experience follows:

  • Clerked for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.
  • Served as consultant to Superior Court Judges in the Legal Research Department of the Sacramento County Superior Court.
  • Served as Chambers Attorney for an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento, California.
  • Started the Appellate Department of a large Sacramento Law Firm in the early 1980’s.
  • Co-founded and managed 2 highly successful Sacramento-based law firms.
  • Litigated hundreds of cases involving various areas of the law, in State and Federal Courts throughout the State of California, over a 36-year period.
  • Handled hundreds of cases on appeal and obtained over 45 published decisions helping to shape California law in matters of insurance law, public agency liability and other.
  • Selected multiple times as a California Super Lawyer in the area of Appellate Practice; Highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for excellence and ethics; highest rating (Superb) from Avvo.
  • Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer List in the area of insurance coverage law.
  • Admitted to practice in California in 1980 and Texas in 2006.
  • Certified Appellate Mediator by the California Court of Appeal in 2007. Advocated in, or presided over, hundreds of meditations, settlement conferences and arbitrations over a 36-year period.