(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in June 2010.)
Date of Birth: 8/5/1957, Los Angeles, CA
Children: Alicia (24), Sterlin (19)
Education: JD, Stanford Law School (1982). Admitted to California Bar in 1982.
Work: Gray Cary Ames & Frye (partner), 1982-92; Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner LLP (partner), 1992-2009; Fisher & Phillips LLP (partner), 2009 to present.
Bar/other: SDCBA since 1988 (President, 94-95), Chair, Long Range Planning Committee for Bar to restructure; Master, Louis Welsh American Inn of Court; faculty member/panel member for Defense Research Institute, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, State Bar of California, ABA; California Young Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1988-91); ABA (House of Delegates, 1991-93, Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession; California Women Lawyers (1984-present; Board of Governors, 1985-87); Lawyers Club of San Diego, 1982-present (Board, 84-86); Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (1983-present; Board, 1986); Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative (1992-95); SDCBA Diversity Award (2005); Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Award (1995); United Negro College Fund Distinguished Leadership Award (1990, 1991).