It has been my honor to work with this talented and committed group of lawyers and support staff for almost 22 years. I worked for approximately six years defending personal injury cases before I joined this firm, and the experience gave valuable perspectives. The majority of my work is in a supporting role, assisting other lawyers here (most notably Roger Dreyer) in preparing cases for trial. I personally do not do the trials.
If I am fortunate enough to work with you on your case, I make the following commitments: You will be provided with my direct phone number and my email address so you can reach me whenever you need to. In the event you call me during the day and I am unavailable, I will return your call that same day, or first thing the following day. I will always do my best to get back to you the same day. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, I will spend whatever time it takes to make sure you get an answer that you are comfortable with. No questions are off-limits: I want to know what concerns or worries you. Unfortunately, my answers may not always be positive. As the client, you have the absolute right to know both the strengths and the challenges of your case . I believe that it is not enough for you to know what is happening, but also why. The law can be illogical and intimidating, and my job is to help you toward an understanding of the legal and factual issues in your case.
In dealing with your case, I will listen to your concerns. This is your case, and you need to feel comfortable that you are being helped by a lawyer who tries to understand what you are going through. I believe in the power of kindness and compassion, and I look forward to working with you.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accidents
- Product Liability
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- California, 1982
- University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
- Juris Doctor - 1982
- University of California, Davis, Davis, California
- Bachelor of Arts - 1979
- Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of California, Member
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
- Association of Defense Counsel, Member
- Capital City Trial Lawyers Association