Special Counsel

Admitted California and Federal Bar: 1981

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S.); McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Lectures: 2012 - Guest Lecturer, Law Firm Management, USF School of Law; 2010 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2009 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2002 - UC Davis School of Law, Negotiations and Settlements

Seminars and Panels: March 2012 – Judge, American Bar Association – 2011-2012 National Appellate Advocacy Competition – Law Student Division, San Francisco, CA; October 2011 – Bar Assn. of San Francisco - Mediation Skills Training, 40-hour Training – Ron Kelly Instructor; October 2007 – Wilderness Risk Management Conference, NOLS, Banff, Canada – “Lessons Learned Urban Pioneer Experiential Academy March 2003”; April 2003 – ATLA – Litigating Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Cases, New York, NY – “A View From the Defense”; September 2002 – 4th Annual Medical and Legal Seminar; Brain Injury Association of America; Napa, California – “The Defense Perspective”; March 2002 – ATLA National College of Advocacy; Mild to Severe Head Injury Cases; Houston, Texas – “A View from the Defense”; February 1999-2001 – Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in California, Oakland, California – “Trial of the Case, Defendant’s Perspective.” Sponsor – Lorman Educations Services, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Specializes in complex civil litigation, mediations, arbitrations, and trials in the areas of probate/trust/estate planning matters; partnership disputes; elder abuse – financial/other; business transaction disputes; insurance and matters involving claims covered by insurance

Reported Cases: Robertson v. Wentz (1986) 187 Cal.App.3d 1281, 232 Cal.Rptr. 634; Ampersand Publishing LLC v. Jerry Roberts (2012) S201320 (co-counsel for Roberts with Stimmel office in underlying case)