Law School: University of San Francisco
Undergraduate: Michigan State University
All cases become “major” to the litigants and any competent attorney must understand the importance of the case to his or her client, regardless of the amount of money involved. Some of my more interesting cases include: (1) Four small-claims cases that were collectively heard on appeal (Superior Court) and exposed a pattern of scams by local talent agencies and extensively covered by the local media; and (2) Successfully advocating for a client in a New York Federal Appellate case concerning Trade Secrets [See Julie Research Lab. Inc. v. Select Photographic Eng. Inc. et. al. (1993) 998 F.2D 65]. I also represent one of the smallest independent unions in the state, the San Diego House Staff Association.
As an attorney who created his own practice straight out of law school, my professional background is derived from a synthesis of interests, experiences and the serendipitous meeting of many people who became clients and friends over the years. From my early interest in music and the arts, I developed professionally as an entertainment attorney and then later, from an interest in wine-making, I now co-own a winery with my brother and serve various clientele in that specialty. In short, we are all a sum of the parts that form our journey. That journey has provided me with successful practice and the Martindale-Hubbell preeminent “AV” rating.
No man is an island and this is particularly true of a successful attorney. It is only through my professional and personal affiliations that I am able to assemble the knowledge and resources that are necessary to serve a wide range of clientele in an increasingly complex world. As a result, I stay in contact with my many attorney friends and professional associates.
One of my more important personal affiliations is that with my brother, James. Together, we have created an urban winery in the San Francisco Bay area producing top artisan wines, namely, Treasure Island Wines (tiwines.com).
Born and raised in the small industrial town of Jackson, Mich., I developed a strong work ethic that provided me with the base to form a successful law practice. In practice in San Diego since 1983, Mirowski & Associates (M&A) has developed a solid reputation in the business community. I hold the Martindale-Hubbell preeminent AV rating, which means I am recognized by the legal community as holding the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. When not practicing law, I am often playing music or making wine.