Harvard Law School
Litigated 40 appellate cases in consumer, regulatory, antitrust and child rights subject areas, including People v. National Association of Realtors, Gramkow v. CTTC (antitrust); Le Bup Thi Dao v. Board of Medical Quality Assurance; MWD v. Imperial Irrigation District, et al, (regulatory); Troxel v. Granville, Children’s Advocacy Institute and Robert Fellmeth v. Orange County Social Services
Agency; and California State Foster Parent Association et al. v. John A. Wagner, and now pending Fraley v. Facebook (child rights).
1968-1973 Associate with the Center for Study of Responsive Law, organizer of Ralph Nader projects; coauthor of the Nader Report on the FTC, the Interstate Commerce Omission, Power and Land in California and other books, director of the Congress Project. 1973-1982 antitrust prosecutor in California, cross commissioned as Assistant U.S. Attorney in antitrust. Faculty of the National Judicial College, et al., 1977-present faculty of University of San Diego Law School, 1980 – present founder and director of the Center for Public Interest Law; 1989 – present founder and director of the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Holder of the Price Chair in Public Interest Law.
Former Board of Directors, Consumer’s Union of the U.S., Board of California Common Cause; Chairman of the Board of the Public Citizen Foundation 1994-2014; Board of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) 2010 to present; Board of the Maternal and Child Health Access Foundation (1998-present); Board of the First Star Foundation (2004 to present); National Association of Counsel for Children 1998 – present (President of Board 2010-12); Counsel to Board of Voices for America’s Children (1996-2013); Secretary-Treasurer of the Partnership for America’s Children (2014 to present).
Kailua High School, class of 1963, Stanford University, class of 1967. Married to former Julianne D’Angelo Fellmeth. Two sons, Michael (45) – President of Broadway Play Publishers, and Aaron (44) – Professor of International Law at Arizona State University. Sister Dr. Enid Lynn Rayner in Honolulu, brother Dr. Brian David Fellmeth, Sacramento.
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