Attorney at Law
Graduated from University of California, Berkeley, California, Bachelor of Arts in 1976. Obtained Juris Doctorate Degree from University of California, Davis, in 1980.
Worked for Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Oakland, California, as a Deputy District Attorney from June 1980 to December 1984. Prosecuted crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide. Tried 75+ cases to verdict; prosecuted 250+ preliminary examinations.
From January 1985 through August 1989 worked at Fischer and Hurst Law Firm, San Francisco, California, as Associate. Trial Attorney in mass tort litigation. Managed a docket of 2000+ cases… read more and a team of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries. Spent 80% of time in court settling or trying cases, or in law and motion.
From Sept. 1989 through Jan 1992 worked Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, California, as Litigation Counsel. Litigated cases involving environmental contamination; employment law; premises liability, tort and contract.
Continuing work with Chevron Companies, worked for Chevron USA, Inc., San Francisco, California, as Assistant General Counsel from Jan. 1992 to Dec 1996. Promoted to nationwide responsibility for managing the litigation of the operating company with the most litigation within the corporation. Designed litigation management techniques and processes to minimize costs and maximize results.
From Jan 1997 to Jan. 2002 returned to Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, California as Chief Trial Counsel. Promoted to management responsibility of all litigation and trial attorneys on the west coast for all Chevron companies. Managed lawyers, paralegals and secretaries and carried own caseload of litigation.