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Nelson P. Brav

Brav & Schwartz, APC

4026 Dove St

San Diego CA, 92103

(619) 293-7350




California Western University, B.A., 1962 and J.D., 1969.

Law Offices

Defenders Inc. of San Diego, 1970-1973; Brav & Schwartz, APC, since 1973. Practice with Steven N. Schwartz.


Member, law and Justice Agency Advisory Board of San Diego , 1974-1975. Member, San Diego County Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Justice Committee, 1974-1976; Vice President, 1976-1978); State Bar of California; Criminal Defense Lawyers Club of San Diego (President, 1980-1981); and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.


Commissioned Service, U.S. Marine Corps, 1963-1967.


Former Adjuct Professor ofLaw, USD School of Law (Ethics for Criminal Lawyers). Bridging the Gap for new attorneys. Lecturer, inn of Court and before various professional groups. Criminal Law Editor for past 10 years for Trial Bar News.

Robert S. Brewer Jr.

McKenna Long Aldrigde LLP

750 B Street, Ste 3300

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 595-5408




Robert Brewer is the managing partner of the San Diego office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, a 390 lawyer firm with offices in seven cities in the United States and in Brussels.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and been listed in The Best Lawyers in America from 1995 - 2005.

Brewer specializes in trial practice - both civil and white collar criminal cases. He has tried more than 95 jury trials to verdict in numerous jurisdictions. His trials include defense of fraud, professional negligence, business and commercial torts and contracts, healthcare fraud, securities and shareholder derivative suits, qui tam actions and numerous business crimes. He has taught trial practice at numerous seminars and for NITA.

Brewer was a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles from 1975 - 1977, and an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles from 1977 - 1982.

He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975, and is the president of the Enright Inn of Court and a member of the Board of the Directors of Federal Defenders Inc.

Steven E. Feldman

Law Offices of Steven E. Feldman

934 23rd Street

San Diego CA, 92102

(619) 232-8649



Steven E. Feldman is a native of Los Angeles and a 26-year resident of San Diego.

He attended the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 during the height of the student protest era. He graduated from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1973 and immediately went to work for the Riverside County Public Defenders Office.

In 1979 he came to San Diego to work for Defenders Inc., and after a year, went into private practice exclusively as a criminal defense attorney. For approximately 15 years he was a name partner in the firm of Semel and Feldman.

Since his admission to the bar in 1973, Feldman has devoted himself exclusively to the representation of those accused of crime. He has tried numerous cases including such high profile capital cases as People v Watson White in1981-82, People v Robert Corenevsky from 1983-86, People v David Lucas between 1986-1989 and, most recently, People v David Westerfield.

Feldman is past president of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association and San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club. He was the recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2002 by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association and the E. Stanley Conant Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indigent Defense in 1984 by The Defenders Programs of San Diego County. He is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California.

He has lectured on substantive criminal law and criminal procedure issues in seminars throughout the state of California for the last 20 years. Between 2002 and 2004 he was a member of the Death Penalty Planning Committee and a co-presenter at the annual Death Penalty Seminar, presented for criminal defense attorneys nationwide by California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the California Public Defenders Association.

Roseline D. Feral

Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral

444 West C St, Ste 310

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 232-1010



Since passing the California bar, Rosaline Feral has worked in the field of criminal defense.

In the summer of 1988, Feral joined the newly expanded San Diego County Public Defender's Office. During her career with the Public Defender's Office, which lasted until 1994, Feral handled a wide variety of cases, starting with misdemeanors and working her way up to handling murder cases.

In 1994, Feral went to work with the Alternate Public Defender. During her tenure with APD, she handled a wide variety of serious felonies, including being co-counsel on a death penalty case.

In 1998, Feral left APD to open her own private practice. She currently specializes in criminal defense, and handles both state and federal court appointed criminal cases, as well as retained cases.

In 2003, she was selected by the Criminal Defense Bar Association as Attorney of the Year for her tenacious work on a gang related murder case. Despite the fact that her client was facing first degree murder charges, Feral was able to obtain a hung jury, and ultimately settled the case for probation.

Perhaps her biggest achievement in her career, however, was her work on a life top attempted murder case. After the client was convicted at trial with another attorney, Feral was appointed. Not only did she obtain the client a reversal of the guilty verdict and a new trial, but eventually re-tried the case and obtained an outright acquittal.

Michael Pancer

Law Offices of Michael Pancer

105 West F St, Fourth Floor

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 236-1826



Michael Pancer

Law Office of Michael Pancer

105 West F St, 4th Floor

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 236-1826



B.A. Degree, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio 1964

J.D. Degree, U.C.L.A. Law School 1968

Bar admissions

California State Bar 1969

California Supreme Court 1969

U.S. District Court, Central Dist. of Calif. 1969

U.S. District Court, Southern Dist. of Calif. 1971

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Cir. 1972

U.S. Supreme Court 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Cir. 1978

U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of Calif. 1984

U.S. District Court, Dist. of Arizona 1990

U.S. District Court, Eastern Dist. of Michigan, Southern Div. 1976

Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate Dist., Div. One, Calif. Jan. 9, 1969


Private Practice from 1969-1972, Law Firm of Greene & Pancer,

Santa Monica, Calif.

Private Practice from 1972-Present, Law Office of Michael Pancer

105 West "F" St., 4th Fl., San Diego

1977 -- Passed the California Board of Legal Specialization

Criminal Law examination

Memberships In Legal Societies

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Board of Criminal Lawyers

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association "Trial Lawyer of the Year 2002"

San Diego County Bar Association

Criminal Defense Lawyers Club of San Diego

Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C.

Christopher J. Plourd

The Law Offices of Christopher J. Plourd

1168 Union St, Ste 303

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 615-6200



Christopher J. Plourd is a sole practitioner in his law firm, The Law Offices of Christopher J. Plourd, located in San Diego.

In addition to maintaining a trial practice Plourd belongs to numerous legal and scientific organizations. Mr. Plourd is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Forensic Odontology.

Plourd is also a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Plourd is also committed to lending his talents in educating fellow members of the bar. As a forensic scientific evidence consultant Plourd regularly lectures attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and law students on the subject of forensic scientific evidence.

Plourd has been a practicing litigation attorney for the past 23 years, specializing in cases involving forensic scientific evidence. Plourd has engaged extensively in scientific evidence consulting in legal matters involving forensic DNA identity testing throughout the United States and is considered one of a handful of attorneys in the United States who is proficient in the use of forensic DNA technologies.

In addition to DNA evidence Plourd has considerable experience in cases involving bite mark identification evidence and blood spatter evidence.

Plourd is frequently asked to appear on television news and radio talk show programs to comment upon DNA and other forensic scientific evidence.


Thomas Jefferson College of Law, San Diego, California, J.D., August,1980.

Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, B.A., June, 1977.

Admitted to Practice Law, State Bar of California, 1981.

Admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of California, 1981.

Certified by California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist, 1991.

Admitted to Practice Law, United States District Court, District of Arizona, 1995.

Legal Experience

Private Law Practice, the Law Office of Christopher J. Plourd, 1988 to Present.

Staff Attorney, Defenders Inc., Felony Cases, l986 to June of l988.

Assistant Public Defender, Imperial County Public Defenders Office, El Centro, California, July l983 to February, l986.

Plourd, Blume, Scoville, Strickland and Breeze, a Professional Corporation, El Centro, California, May, l980 thru June l982.

Justice Donald Work, Fourth District Court of Appeals, Division One, San Diego, California, September, 1979 through January ,1980.

Memberships and associations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 1992 to present.

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993 to present.

American Society of Forensic Odontology, 1995 to Present.

American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), E-30 Committee on Forensic Sciences, 2001 to present.

New York Academy of Sciences, 2001 to present.

San Diego County Bar Association, 1986 to present.

California Public Defenders Association, 1983 to present.

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1983 to present.

San Diego Lawyers Club, 1988 to present

Robert D. Rose

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP

501 W. Broadway, 19th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 338-6500




Robert D. Rose is a partner in the firm's San Diego office and the leader of the White Collar Criminal and Civil Fraud Practice Group.

He specializes in white-collar criminal defense and all varieties of civil fraud litigation in the state and federal courts.

Rose was a federal prosecutor for 12 years, followed by the last 19 years as a defense attorney. He has tried cases as a cross-designated Deputy District Attorney. He has prosecuted organized crime figures, utilizing electronic surveillance, informants, witness protection and grand juries. Part of Rose's practice stresses avoidance and prevention of criminal conduct within corporations. He conducts internal investigations.

Rose represents targets, witnesses, stock issuers and professionals in pre-filing investigations conducted by securities regulators, as well as in filed actions.

He has defended corporate officers charged with accounting fraud, issuers engaged in real estate promotion; a law firm whose clients sold commodities contracts; telemarketers selling unregistered securities; an insurance company selling unregistered securities; the directors of a conglomerate, sued for breaches of fiduciary duty in a hostile takeover by a publicly traded corporation; accountants and lawyers accused of making misrepresentations.

He has served as counsel and a panelist in NASD arbitrations.

Rose has significant experience in a variety of class actions involving securities and employment issues. He represented former executives of a publicly traded computer manufacturer in consolidated class actions arising from restatements of earnings.

Rose regularly appears in federal and state courts in a variety of matters, often involving fraud allegations. He is expert in RICO prosecution and defense, both civil and criminal. His clients have included individuals and businesses named in qui tam suits.

Rose was admitted to the California Bar in 1974, and, thereafter, to all four District Courts of California, and the Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

He is a member and former board member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego chapter, and of the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

He has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has been a member of the Southern District of California Magistrate Judge Review Committee and a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Awards and teaching engagements

Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (1998); Special Achievement Award, United States Department Justice (1985); Creator and Panelist, "Business Crimes and Their Collateral Consequences," California CEB statewide program (1995-1996; 2002); Instructor, "Federal Criminal Processes" course, University of San Diego Law School (1982); Lecturer, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute (1983-1984); Honors Program, United States Department of Justice (1974); Regents Scholar, U.C.L.A. (1971-1974)

Charles Sevilla

Law Office Of Charles Sevilla

1010 Second Ave., Suite 1825

San Diego, California 92101-4902

(619) 232-2222





LL.M., George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1971; J.D.,University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, 1969; B.A., San Jose State College, San Jose, California, 1966

Admitted To Practice:

California: Supreme Court of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Washington, D.C.: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the United States


Law Office of Charles Sevilla (2004 to present)

Partner, Cleary & Sevilla, LLP (1983 to 2004)

Chief Deputy State Public Defender (1979 to 1983); Chief Assistant State Public Defender, Los Angeles (1976 to 1979)

Federal Defenders, San Diego, California; trial attorney (1971 to 1972). Chief Trial Attorney (1972 to 1976)

Washington, D.C., private practice (1971); VISTA Legal Services, Urban Law Institute, Washington, D.C., Staff Attorney (1969 to 1971)

Bar Activities

President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (1979 to 1980)

San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer's Club (President 1988); San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association (Board of Directors, presently)

Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Defender Board, 1994 to present

Member, Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Court & Internal Procedures (1996 to 2002)

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Executive Committee (1976 to 1978)

San Diego County Bar Association, Federal Court Committee, Chairman (1974 to 1975)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: all editions from 1987-2005 (Woodward/White, Inc.); also San Diego Magazine, April 2005.

Member, Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, Criminal (CALJIC) (1976 to 1983).

Member, Governor's Interim Advisory Commission on Camarillo State Hospital (1976 to 1977).

Member, Chief Justice Bird's Committee on Publication Rule (1978).

Board of Governors, California Public Defenders Association (1978 to 1980).

Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (to present).

Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1996 to present.

Member Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules, 1997 to 2002.

Edward Patrick ("Pat") Swan

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps

600 W Broadway, Ste 2600

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 699-2415



Pat Swan is a partner in the San Diego office and practices in complex civil and criminal litigation in the areas of environmental, white collar fraud, product liability, securities, real estate, business, insurance and commercial law. Swan is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and is the chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Area.


JD, Duke University, With distinction, 1979


American Bar Association

American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter, Master

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter - Board of Directors - 2000-Present

Attorney Delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Past San Diego Chair

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, Past Chair of Southern District of California

Duke Law School Alumni Association

Federal Bar Association

Federal Bar Association - Past President and Treasurer, San Diego Chapter - Member, Advisory Board, San Diego Chapter

National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Princeton Club of San Diego

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association - Board of Directors 1995-98 - Vice President 1997-1998 - Co-Chair,

Federal Court Committee 1994-1995 - Vice-Chair, Federal Court Committee 1993-1994

San Diego Yacht Club

Thomas J. Warwick Jr.

Grimes & Warwick

2664 Fourth Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 232-0600



University of San Diego, J.D., 1972


San Diego Press Award, 2004

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2004

San Diego Municipal Court- Outstanding Service Award, 1999

San Diego Aids Clinic Appreciation Plaque for Over 5 Years Pro Bono Legal Work, 1996

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 1993

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1992

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 1978

In recognition & appreciation of Outstanding Service to the San Diego

Municipal Court & Citizens of San Diego 1972-1998


Judicial Council Court Facilities Transitional Task Force

Judicial Council of California

San Diego County Bar Association

State Bar of California

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association/Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

San Diego County Barristers Club

California Young Lawyers

State Bar of California Judicial Nomination Evaluation Commission 1982

Biden Commission Member 1981 to 1982

Appellate Defenders, Federal Defenders, and Defender's, Inc.

Legal Aid Society

County Law Library

Criminal Defense Lawyers Club

Criminal Defense Bar Association


Michael A. Attanasio, Cooley Godward LLP

David M. Brahms, Law Office of David M. Brahms

Ward S. Clay, Law Office of Ward Stafford Clay

Tracy L. Emblem, Law Office of Thor O. Emblem

Charles G. La Bella, La Bella & McNamara, LLP

Mary F. Prevost, Law Office of Mary Frances Prevost

Nicole D. Tee, Law Office of Nicole D. Tee

D. Chipman Venie, Law Office of D. Chipman Venie

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