(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in June 2010.)
Date of Birth: 2/16/35, San Diego, CA
Spouse: Frances Children: Scott, Craig
Education: B.S. Business Administration, USC (1959); L.L.B. USC Law School (1963). Admitted to California Bar in 1963.
Work: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack; Jones, Tellam, Irving & Estes; Irving & Butz; Former Director/Secretary WD-40 Company; former Director, Bank of San Diego.
Bench: U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1982-1990).
Bar/other: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; ABOTA (President, San Diego Chapter, 1972); SDCBA (Board, 72-75); Chair, Gov. Wilson’s Judicial Screening Committee/San Diego; Chair, Sen. Boxer Federal Judicial Screening Committee (So. Dist.); Judicial and U.S. Attorney Advisory Committee (So. Dist., 2001-08); 1990 Trial Judge of the Year, San Diego Trial Lawyers; 1990 ACLU Civil Libertarian of the Year; Witkin Award (Law Library Justice Foundation, 2001); SDCBA Outstanding Service Award (2002). Appointed as Guardian ad Litem for Class settlement re U.S. Halliburton case (2004-05); mediation and consulting since 1992.