(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in January 2006)
Date of Birth: 1/10/1939, Los Angeles, California
Spouse: Caroline, Children: Richard
Education: University of Southern California, J.D. 1965 Admitted to California Bar: 1966
Work: Assistant District Attorney, (1981-1985), Chief Deputy District Attorney, (1971-1981), Cross-designated as Special Assistant United States Attorney.; Deputy Attorney General, State of California (1966-1971), Special Assistant United States Attorney in both the Southern and Central Districts of California, member of the U.S. Strike Force on Organized Crime located in Los Angeles.
Bench: Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, State of California: Appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal California Governor George Deukmejian on October 13, 1988; Judge of the Superior Court, County of San Diego; Appointed to the Superior Court for the County of San Diego by Governor Deukmejian on April 30, 1985; California Judicial Council – Appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policy and rule-making body of the California Judicial Branch in 1997 Chair of the Executive and Planning Committee (1998-present).
Bar/other: American Inns of Court – Served for a number of years as a master of two Inns of Courts; San Diego Inn of Court, Inc. – Founding Director, faculty member and past president; American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow of the College, Inducted into the College in July 1985 in London, England; Adjunct Professor University of San Diego, School of Law since 1972, teaching Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures; Director of the University’s Institute of Comparative Law in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1983; Instructor in the Comparative Law Program in Oxford, England in 1985; Director of the Comparative Law Program at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990; Director of Comparative Law Program at Oxford, England in 2002; Legal Assistance Program – Faculty and curriculum coordinator since 1981; Museum of Man – Past president, vice-president and other various board positions, 1985-2004; Member of San Diego Opera Association; Inducted as an Honorary Diplomate, ABOTA in 1990; SDCBA former director and former vice-president.