"Insurance companies lie, cheat and steal. They are not your friend, they are your enemy"
"I beat them, time and time again, but you must fight to win, and that's what I do"
J.D. Degree: Law
M.A. Degree: Psychology
B.A. Degree: Management
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
All courts of the State of California
United States District Court, Central District
United States District Court, Northern District
United States District Court, District of Hawaii
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Special Master, State Bar of California
Panel Arbitrator, Superior Court
Adjunct Professor of Law
American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Procedure
American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Procedure
Deans List, School of Law
Graduate Scholarship, Pepperdine University
Moot Court Honors, Appellate Advocacy
Kelton Scholarship Award
Winner, "Best Team" Moot Court Competition
"Outstanding Contribution" Certificate, Judges of the Superior Court, each year, 1996 through 2003
Certificate of Appreciation, Judges of the Superior Court, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Licensed Real Estate Broker - State of California
ADDITIONAL TRAINING (partial)
Police Academy Graduate
Certified Instructor - Pistol
Certified Instructor - Personal Protection
Concealed Weapons Instructor
Judge Training Program, L.A. Superior Court
Personal Injury Litigation
Litigating Insurance Bad Faith Cases
Civil Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
Criminal Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
Cross Examination Techniques
Penal Code, Special Masters Training
Airline Owners & Pilots, Legal Enforcement Course
Dispute Resolution Training
Evaluating, Litigating & Trying Construction Defect Cases
Violence in the Workplace Law
Law Enforcement Instructor School, F.B.I. Academy
Wrongful Termination Law
Advanced Sex Crimes School, F.B.I. Academy
Experts in Sex Cases
DNA Errors in Sex Cases
The SANE Examination
Cross Exam of Alleged Rape Victims
Suggestiveness in Child Interviews
Head Trauma Evidence & Admissibility
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Cerebral Ischemia
- Metaphyseal Fractures
Shaken Infant & Shaken Baby Syndrome
Defending Female Defts in Sex Cases
Illegal Images - Child Pornography
Automatic / Semi-automatic weapons
Advanced Latent Fingerprint School, F.B.I.
Commercial Pilot Training
Techniques of Teaching, U.C.L.A.
Instrument Rated Pilot, F.A.A.
PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / PUBLICATIONS
Guest Appearance, The Joan Rivers Show
Radio Host, AM 1380, "The Law And You"
Key note speaker, "Cross-Examination Techniques"
Key note speaker, Cross-Examination of Police Officers"
Author, "Discovery in Police Misconduct Cases"
Frequent guest speaker "Students and the Law"
Instructor: "How to cross examine police officers". Actual officers, including supervisors, used as witnesses during instruction/demonstrations; detect/confirm dishonesty, false statements, impeachment, bias, racism, excessive force, false police reports, violaitons of law, civil rights; lack of knowledge/violations of police department policies/manuals/training; Cross of new officers vs. experienced. How to make officers "your" witness.
State Bar of California
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
Retired Peace Officers Association of California
California DUI Lawyers Association
California Public Defenders Association
California Private Defenders Association
American Bar Association
Hawaii Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Panel Attorney, Airline Pilots Association
Member NAR (National Association of Realtors)
Member CAR (California Association of Realtors)
Member SRAR (Southland Regional Association of Realtors)