"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


  • 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


  • Police Academy Graduate
  • Certified Instructor - Pistol
  • Certified Instructor - Personal Protection
  • Concealed Weapons Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Advanced Cross Examination Techniques
  • Law Enforcement Instructor School, F.B.I. Academy
  • Advanced Narcotics Investigation
  • Advanced Sex Crimes School, F.B.I. Academy
  • Child Exploitation
  • Experts in Sex Cases
  • DNA Errors in Sex Cases
  • The SART Examination (Rape Kit or Rape Exam)
  • Understanding SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse examiner)
  • Understanding SAFE (Sexual Asault Forensic Evidence)
  • Cross Exam of Alleged Rape Victims
  • Suggestiveness in Child Interviews
  • Forensic Testing for Alcohol & Drugs 
  • Head Trauma Evidence & Admissibility
  •         - Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  •         - Cerebral Ischemia
  •         - Metaphyseal Fractures
  • Shaken Infant & Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Defending Females in Sex Cases
  • Illegal Images - Child Pornography
  • Sexual Abuse & Molestation cases involving: 
  •        -  Schools
  •        -  Publice Entities
  •        -  Private Entities
  •        -  Clergy 
  • Automatic / Semi-automatic weapons training
  • Advanced Fingerprint School, F.B.I. Academy
  • Penal Code Special Masters Training - State of California
  • Litigating Police Shootings and Jail Suicides 
  • Criminal Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
  • Criminal Voir Dire 
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Dispute Resolution Training
  • Mediation in Civil Cases
  • Litigating Insurance Bad Faith Cases
  • Judge Training Program
  • Wrongful Termination Litigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Evaluating, Litigating & Trying Construction Defect Cases
  • Civil Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Commercial Pilot Training
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots: Legal Enforcement Training
  • Techniques of Teaching, U.C.L.A.
  • Instrument Rated Pilot, F.A.A.


  • 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".  Seminars include live demonstrations using sworn police officers as witnesses during instruction; detect/confirm dishonesty, false statements, impeachment, bias, racism, excessive force, false police reports, violations of law, lack of knowledge & training, violations of police policies/manuals/training;  Cross exam of new officers vs. experienced officers.  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)
  • Certified REALTOR



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