"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
  • Judge Training Program, L.A. Superior Court
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Litigating Insurance Bad Faith Cases
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • 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
  • Mediation Training
  • Evaluating, Litigating & Trying Construction Defect Cases
  • Violence in the Workplace Law
  • Law Enforcement Instructor School, F.B.I. Academy
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Wrongful Termination Law
  • Advanced Sex Crimes School, F.B.I. Academy
  • Child Exploitation
  • 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.


  • 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)
  • Certified REALTOR



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