Personal Background Information
Western State University, College of Law, 1976
St. Mary’s College, 1967
Minors: Philosophy, World Literature
Admitted to California Bar, 1977 (California State Bar #074984)
Member: National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
19 years of Public Agency Litigation Experience:
18 years in private practice.
Senior Attorney for California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS):
Handled several hundred cases, more than half of which involved entitlement to disability retirement. Other cases handled on behalf of CalPERS involved health benefit eligibility issues, long-term care eligibility, community property, probate, insurance defense, subrogation, fiduciary liability, general government law and administrative law. Obtained many favorable decisions from the Courts of Appeal.
Legal Counsel: California Health Facilities Commission:
Handled more than 100 administrative appeals. Practice included health law, legislation, lobbying and litigation management.
Honors and Awards
American Jurisprudence Award for scholastic achievement in Criminal Law.
U.S. Army Awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Commendation from the Northern California Multiple Sclerosis Society.
4516 Illinois Avenje
Fair Oaks CA, 95628