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LEGAL - PROFESSIONAL

Attorney, private practice, Laguna Hills, CA, 1978-present. Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law since 1991.

Legal Aid Society of Orange County: President 1983-1994, Board Member 1980-present, Executive Committee 1983-present.

Orange County Bar Association: Director 1982-84, Officer of Estate Planning Section 1991-93.

South Orange County Bar Assn: Founding Member, President 1981-82, Director 1985-89.

Member of Trusts & Estates Sections of Orange County Bar and State Bar of California.

Member of Guardianship/Conservatorship Section and Elder Law Section of Orange County Bar.

certified to serve as court-appointed counsel and guardian ad litem in elder abuse and conservatorship cases.

served as judge pro tem.

lecturer for continuing education courses.

 

EDUCATION

mcgeorge school of law
university of the pacific
sacramento, ca: juris doctor 1978. 
law review, national moot court competition,
amjur award for trusts & estates.

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA: 1973 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, with distinction.

 

COMMUNITY and INTERESTS

ACTIVE IN MANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT:
     TRAIN DOGS TO BE
          SERVICE DOGS FOR THE DISABLED
          THERAPY DOGS FOR HOSPITAL VISITS
          USED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
     TRAIN HORSES USED IN THERAPEUTIC RIDING
     TEACH SURFING AND OTHER WATER SPORTS TO AUTISTIC
     CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Active in local organizations to preserve the rural nature and history of San Juan Capistrano.

Member: San Juan Capistrano Historical Society, Open Space Foundation, Mission San Juan Capistrano.