(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in June 2010.)
Date of Birth: July 16, 1935, Youngstown, Ohio
Spouse: Donna, Children: Maria (53), Michael (52), Mark (49), Matt (46), Angela (34)
Education: B.S., 1956 from USC; Law Degree from USD (1964) (Notes Editor, San Diego Law Review; St. Thomas More Scholar; Order of the Coif). Admitted to California Bar 1965.
Work: Rubin Seltzer & Solomon (1964); Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek (1970 to present; head’s firm’s Litigation Department). Emphasis in civil litigation (complex trial practice, family law, insurance law, intellectual property, real property and securities), and has tried in excess of 100 cases.
Bar/other: Naval aviator; frequent lecturer for MCLE classes (SDCBA, Rutter, California Continuing Education of the Bar, CABTL); founding director, lecturer for San Diego Inns of Court; member of ABOTA since 1974 (President, 1981); Broderick Award for civility and professionalism (San Diego Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Association, 1991); Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; SDCBA Board of Directors (1974-77); Member, Board of Trustees for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.