In 1980 I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with Highest Honors in Philosophy and Political Science. While at UCSB I was selected to the Dean's List every quarter and served on the College of Letters and Sciences Dean's Honors Council.
I attended law school at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1985. While at Boalt I served as an Executive Editor for the Ecology Law Quarterly and I worked as a student intern for the Alaska Supreme Court.
After graduating from Boalt Hall, I began my career as a trial lawyer with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office from 1985 to 1990. During this time I was a member of the Hardcore Gang Unit and prosecuted numerous murder and attempted murder trials involving various members of Blood and Crips gangs in Compton and South Central Los Angeles.
In June of 1990 my wife and I moved to Sacramento and I joined the Sacramento County District Attorneys Office. During my career with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, I served in the Career Criminal Unit, the Gang Unit and the Major Crimes Unit where I prosecuted 17 murder trials.
In 1997, I left the District Attorney's Office and began my career as a civil trial lawyer specializing in plaintiffs personal injury cases. Overall I have tried over 100 civil and criminal jury trials including 23 murder trials.
Member of the State Bar of California, Sacramento
County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California,
Arbitrator for Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, listed
in Who's Who and the Best Lawyers Consumer Guide.
Sierra Sharks Swim Team- Past President, Vice President and member
of the Board of Directors.
El Dorado Youth Soccer League- Member Board of Directors
and Director of Risk Management
Coach - National Junior Basketball, Ponderosa Little
League, Prospector Soccer League
Friends of the Library- Vice President and Member
of the Board of Directors