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Yale Law School New Haven, CT

J.D.  President, Student Funded Fellowships.  Co-recipient, Elm and Ivy Award (for service to the City of New Haven). Housing and Community Development Clinic.  Nonprofit Organizations Clinic.  Prosecutors Clinic.  Frank H. Buck Scholar (full scholarship awarded to students of “exceptional leadership and service potential”).

Stanford University Palo Alto, CA

A.B., with distinction, in Public Policy.  Phi Beta Kappa (GPA = 3.9).  Frank H. Buck Scholar.  Stanford Alumni Association Public Service Fellowship.  Stanford in Washington Program.  Stanford in Oxford.  Completed Children in Society Curriculum.


U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law Davis, CA

Visiting Professor of Law. Created new law school course on representing clients in mediation for Spring Semester 2011.  Teaching this successful course again spring semester 2012.

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Sacramento, CA

Adjunct Professor of Law. Created new curriculum and taught Negotiations and Settlement, a 2-unit graded skills course, eight times.  Evaluations have been consistently excellent.  Will teach course again Fall Semester 2012.  Will teach a 3-unit mediation certification course Summer Session 2012.

Consultant. Original member of steering committee and sole outside training consultant for the new mediation center created under the Shriver Civil Counsel Act.  Key contact is Dorothy Landsberg, Legal Clinics Director (916.340.6145).   July 2011—Present.


In private practice and as a member of the Third District Court of Appeal’s mediation panel, mediated cases involving products liability, negligence, breach of contract, eminent domain, homeowners association disputes, inheritance disputes, real estate disclosure, easements and rights of way, adjoining landowner disputes, and landlord-tenant matters.

Completed substantial mediation training programs by Dana Curtis (California Third Appellate District appellate mediation training), the Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg, and the Sacramento Mediation Center.


Broad transactional and litigation real estate practice encompassing eminent domain, affordable housing, land use, development, and finance.  Successful results in bench and jury trials, and through alternative dispute resolution before trial.  Additional experience in employment law and debtor-creditor disputes.  December 2004 – Present.


Board member, Legal Services of Northern California.

Commissioner, California Commission on Uniform State Laws.

Ten-year member, Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court.  2008 Voice of Conscience Award recipient.

Past three-term president, Sacramento Stanford Association.

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