I have been helping people recover from the harm caused by the negligence and intentional acts of others for 25 years. I have a unique background and perspective on personal injury matters in that I worked for several insurance companies in claims and claims management prior to practicing law and know that most matters can, and should be, resolved without litigation through various dispute resolution processes. For those matters that cannot be resolved in this way, I am fully prepared and have exceptional skill to take the matter through trial.
I have been an attorney for 25 years representing plaintiffs (injured businesses and individuals) and defendants (insurance defense and cumis counsel) and have successfully tried more than 30 jury cases to verdict. I am a Member of the distinguished American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and have the respect of my colleagues, adversaries and judges.
When a company does not have full-time in-house legal counsel I fill that void on a part-time basis with a level monthly fee; I work with the client's board and senior executive staff to review, analyze and monitor operations/plans and make recommendations to minimize risk of loss and promote profitable growth.
As an attorney and interim executive I have taken ventures from concept to go-to-market stage, managed start-ups and helped increase the net worth of multiple clients by a total of over $350 million through business development and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, personal injury recovery and business litigation, debtor/creditor negotiations, credit restoration, dispute resolution, and restructuring and operating improvements.
My background includes helping companies reorganize to regain market position and profits to prepare for an exit. I have turned-around and repositioned over 300 business clients in crisis.
I have been an attorney for over 30 years and am admitted to practice in California & Wisconsin State Courts; the U.S. District Courts in California, Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas; the U.S. Tax Court; the 7th & 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. I am also a licensed real estate broker in California.