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Areas of Practice

  • Business, Real Property and Employment Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California

J.D. - 1978 Law Journal: Industrial Relations Law Journal, Editorial Board, 1977 - 1978

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Ph.D. - 1975 Major: English

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

M.A. - 1968 Major: English

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

B.A. cum laude - 1966 Honors: With Departmental Honors Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Jose Center for Poetry & Literature, President, 1990 - 1992
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • National Lawyers Guild, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediation Panel U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2003 - Present
  • Arbitration & Settlement Judge Panels, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 1989 - 2005
  • Civil Early Settlement Conference Neutral, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 2008 - Present

Languages

  • English, Italian