Doctorate of Jurisprudence-San Joaquin College of Law (1977)
Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist with the State Bar of California (1986)
LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW
California State Courts (1977-Present)
Federal District Courts for the Eastern District of California (1977-Present)
Federal District Courts for the Central Districts of California (2013-Present)
Fresno Superior Court Capital Case Panel Attorney (1990-Present)
ACTIVITY SINCE BECOMING A LAWYER
Tried over 250 Jury Trials
Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University (2008-Present)
Consultation with other attorneys on successful trial tactics and strategy
RECOGNIZED MEMBER OF:
CACJ-California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
NACDL-National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Super-Lawyers of California 2014, 2015, 2016
Top 100 Lawyers of the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014, 2015, 2016
Top Attorneys in Northern California as published in the San Francisco Magazine, August 2014 Ed, 2015, 2016 Ed
1978-Right out of Law School I went to work as a Prosecutor for the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. I tried all types of criminal cases from petty theft and driving under the influence cases to murder cases with special circumstances.
1984-Became the first Legal Advisor to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.
1987-Entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney and have tried every type of criminal case as a defense attorney up to the present time.