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Areas of Practice

  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 20% Real Estate Matters and Litigation
  • 20% Creditors' Rights and Litigation
  • 20% Tax Controversy Representation
  • 10% Entity Formations and Entity Maintenance

Litigation Percentage

30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987
  • California, 1991
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000

Education

Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois

J.D. Law Review: Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1986 - 1987

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

B.S. Major: Agricultural Economics

Classes/Seminars

  • Various, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1993 - 2005
  • Various, CLE International, 1996 - 2000
  • Various, California Society of CPAs

Various

  • Congressman Don Edwards Inns of Court 1994 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Special Act Award - Department of Treasury, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Don Edwards Inn of Court, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Network Today, Member, 1998 - 2008
  • Margaret Wingrove Dance Company, Board Member, 1993 - 1996
  • Order of the Elks, 2016 to date

Past Employment Positions

  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Treasury-IRS, Attorney, 1987 - 1992
  • Olimpia, Whelan & Lively, Attorney Associate, 1992 - 1994