I started my firm because I wanted to provide my clients with my own brand of excellent legal representation, consistent with my unique human qualities of compassion, strength, caring and integrity. I have represented injured people for almost thirty years. While I have very successfully tried and settled many cases over the years, I take nothing for granted. For that reason, I work very hard -- harder than most. I do it because I love what I do and I am constantly striving to improve, learn new ways of doing things, better ways of connecting with juries. My clients deserve no less.
I am proud of all of the great work that my team and I have done for our clients. Some of the cases in which I have made the biggest difference for my clients have included traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, motorcycle accidents, trucking and car accidents, medical malpractice cases, insurance bad faith cases, and product liability lawsuits.
One of my trial victories involves the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Sacramento County history. With a former law partner, I recovered $7.6 million on behalf of a young woman rendered T4 paraplegic due to a Medical Center’s failure to diagnose a mass on her spine.
Additionally, I have personally represented hundreds of families and business owners who lost everything due to preventable wildfires throughout California. My team and I have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf, and as we continue to battle wildfires across the state, we are committed to rebuilding California’s beautiful landscape and infrastructure.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers Northern California Super Lawyer — 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Sacramento Super Lawyers Top 25 List 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers Top 100 List 2021, 2018, 2015 Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Attorney CCTLA Mort Friedman Humanitarian of the Year Award 2013 Faculty Teacher at Spence Trial Lawyers College Appointed Abogado Consultor, Consulado General de México Former President and member of the Board of Directors, Sierra Forever Families
EDUCATION B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989 J.D., University of California, Davis, 1993 Spence Trial Lawyers College
MEMBERSHIPS The State Bar of California American Bar Association Cien Amigos National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association Former Member of the Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) Former Member of the Board of Directors, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)