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QUALIFICATIONS:  In more than 30 years of practice, I have created and advised hundreds of business entities, including, partnerships, LLCs, non-profits, and corporations, and engaged in hundreds of real estate matters (purchases, sales, title insurance, common interest developments, easements, land use, eminent domain, etc.)  I have developed a wealth of expertise in business law, UCC and other security transactions, foreclosures and lemon law actions.  I have appeared before many state and local municipal agencies, such as the California Coastal Commission, county supervisors and local planning agencies.  I am an experience probate attorney and skilled at drafting wills and trusts.  I am an experienced negotiator and civil litigator.


Perhaps because I was a counselor for many years, my listening skills are above-average.  I am able to create and maintain a rapport with most clients and colleagues.  I believe that I am respected by local judges before whom I have appeared.




            Juris Doctorate, University of Kansas School of Law

Lawrence, KS, 1974

Academic Honor - Order of the Coif


Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1971


Dozens of CLE courses, including, most recently, Zoning and Land Use in California, Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers.





University of Kansas School of Law

Notes and Comments Editor, 1973- 1974
Member 1972-1974




1993-Current             Sole Practitioner; County of San Luis Obispo, CA

Responsible for operating firm and serving clients.


1988-1993               Sole Practitioner; Huntington Beach, CA

Responsible for operating firm and serving clients.



1980-1993               Director of Communication for P.E.A.K.E., a teaching/counseling firm

Conducted various classes and workshops, including, Business Management, Sustainable Living, Communications, Life Planning, Thriving on Chaos, and Reaching the Top.          


1979-1980               Administrative Law Judge
City of Seattle

400 Yesler Building
Seattle, WA 98101


1977-1979               Associate Attorney

Robert, Shefelman, Lawrence, Gay & Moch
Seattle, WA


1974-1977               Associate Attorney

Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey

Cleveland, Ohio




            United States District Court, C.E.

            California (1985)


            United States District Court, W.D.



State of California (1983)


State of Washington (1977)


State of Ohio (1974) 




            SHOULDN’T YOU BE A HEALER (1986)


"Forcible Entry and Detainer Actions in Kansas:
Some Observations on Lindsey v. Normet, 21 Kan.
1. Rev. 71 (1972)