My solo law practice was founded in January of 2005. I devote my time primarily to the practice of probate and estate law. I also continue to serve as a consultant in Legislative History for a major legislative intent company, as I have done for several years. My emphasis on probate work and my focused attention upon California's complicated statutory scheme combine to uniquely qualify me in even the most complicated probate matters.
I am a graduate of U.C. Davis School of Law (King Hall), having received the degree of Juris Doctor. While attending, I served as research assistant to Prof. Robert W. Hillman and Prof. James Smith. I was chosen as Editor-in-Chief of the U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, and with the Journal I was active in organizing symposia on the Global Economy, International Labor, and the International Criminal Court. I received a Certificate in Public Service Law upon graduation.
Prior to my legal pursuits, I received a Master of Theological Studies in History of Christianity from the University of Notre Dame. My Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) is from the University of California, Riverside with majors in Philosophy, History and Religious Studies.
I am licensed to practice law before all courts of the State of California and the Federal Eastern District of California as a member of the California State Bar. I also belong to the Probate Section and the Small Firm Section of the California State Bar. I am a member of International Orange Chorus of San Francisco, and am a member of St. Philip Byzantine Catholic Church, where I am a member of the parish council. I have also continued several affiliations stemming from former careers as a historian and computer programmer.