• University of Michigan (J.D. 1976, cum laude)
  • Princeton University (B.S.E. 1966, with honors, Aerospace Engineering)

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to Practice – California-1977; Washington-1982
  • Also admitted – United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit, United States District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern, Southern Districts of California, Western District of Washington
  • Admitted pro haec vice – Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
  • Supervised litigation in Australia and Canada
  • Supervised and participated in French legal proceedings representing supplier to Airbus

Other Qualifications

  • AV rated—Martindale Hubbell
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, former charter pilot
  • Former Flight Test Engineer, McDonnell Douglas Corp.

Professional Experience

  • Tort, contract and insurance practice – State and Federal Courts
  • Defense of wrongful death, bodily injury and property damage actions
  • Prosecution and defense of insurance coverage actions
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts
  • Prosecution and defense of business litigation matters
  • Prosecution and defense of property damage subrogation actions
  • Prosecution of wrongful termination actions
  • Defense counsel for United States manufacturer in French legal proceedings
  • Appellate practice, California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Defense of pilots and aircraft owners in FAA Certificate Actions