Law School/Year: University of San Diego, 1975
College/Year: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1972
Family & Domestic Relations
My practice emphasizes representation of high net worth individuals. In my 35-year career, I have represented politicians, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, attorneys, doctors and other professionals or their spouses with multimillion-dollar estates.
In October 1981, after six years of general practice, I had the privilege of joining forces with one of the great San Diego trial lawyers, James E. Hervey. The firm has provided complex divorce litigation services to San Diego clients ever since. I have been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1981. I have been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 1993-2010. I was the first annual (1987) recipient of the Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund “Norby” Award for meritorious service to the family law bar and bench. I have served as co-editor of the San Diego Certified Specialists’ Marital Settlement Agreement since 1986.
Past chairman of the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee; Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1986; Fellow International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1998; San Diego County Bar Association, Certified Family Law Specialists Committee member, two-term Executive Committee member and committee chairman (1987)
Active member of Point Loma Optimist Club, serving as president in 1995
I have been happily married to Debby for 36 years, and I owe much of what I have accomplished to her love and support. We gave our children wings and they have soared -- Alison (30), a lawyer, lives in Washington, D.C., Tyler (25), a student, lives in Denver and Hillary (23), in retail management, lives in Fort Worth.