I received my undergraduate degree from Stanford University and my law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law. I was with Keesal, Young & Logan for my entire legal career, 1973 to 2005. I practiced mainly in consumer financial services including securities and mortgage banking litigation, where I headed the firm’s practice for 20 years. I worked in a number of other areas including employment, attorney malpractice and maritime law. I also served as the firm’s chief ethics advisor for many years.
In 2005 I retired from the law and started my mediation practice. The vast majority of the mediations have been in securities cases, in more than a dozen states across the country.
I have more than 150 hours of ADR training. I have done a lot of mediation volunteer work including observing law students in court appointed mediations and teaching the session on mediating a securities arbitration case four or five times for Bob Uhl’s class at Pepperdine Law School.