Since 1990, I have built a
bankruptcy practice that specializes in helping hard working families and businesses,
who through no fault of their own, find themselves buried under a mountain
of debt. I help my clients get their lives back by utilizing federal bankruptcy
Ok. Here's where I'm supposed to tell you "dry" boring stuff:
- I am recognized by my peers and other professionals as a highly skilled
and experienced bankruptcy attorney.
- I am licensed to practice law in all California courts, and in the California
- I am admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of California, including the Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern
and Central Districts of California, as well as the United States Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Alright, but I’d like to tell you a little more about myself.
Military Experience and Education
Having grown up in California, I spent four years after high school in
the United States Navy, two of those years on board the U.S.S. Midway
aircraft carrier, which I couldn't wait to get off. However, nowadays
when anyone comes to visit San Diego, I offer to take them to visit that
same ship we now enjoy as a must-see floating museum. Age certainly gives
you a different perspective.
After the Navy I obtained my undergraduate degrees in Political Science
and Journalism and then my Juris Doctorate from the University of North
Dakota School of Law. How I got from California to North Dakota is another
story, but it does involve a certain "girl" and it includes
the first Pistachio Nut harvest in California.
The Call to Bankruptcy
I found law school a far cry from the excitement projected by "Paper
Chase" or "L.A. Law", and I remember wondering why I thought
becoming a lawyer would be fun. Fortunately, during my third year in law
school I took a bankruptcy course, and I knew that's what I wanted
to do. While many students in law school were going for Moot Court or
fighting for a spot on the Law Review, I was spending time in the basement
of the school library to make sure I knew "how to" set up a
bankruptcy law practice after graduation. After graduating from law school,
I returned to California with my infant son and that "girl"
who is now my wife and set up a law practice in San Diego.
Since opening for business more than 25 years ago, my practice has been
limited to bankruptcy and tax issues, or as I refer to it now, I help
clients with their excessive debt and tax problems. My wife and I, married
now for over 34 years, are the proud parents of an adult son and daughter.
In fact, Chris, that once infant son I mentioned earlier, is now an
attorney practicing with me.