Admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions and courts:
Admitted pro hac vice for the handling of specific cases in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Certified General Courts Martial trial and defense counsel under Article 27(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. §827(b).
Accredited attorney to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Preparatory education at The Thacher School, Ojai, California. B.Sc. in Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. J.D., University of Southern California Law School.
Postgraduate education: Securities Law, University of Southern California Law School.
Environmental Engineering, Industrial Waste Conference, Purdue University, 1988, 1989. Insurance & Reinsurance Arbitration, ARIAS-US, annual courses since 1997.
International Commercial Arbitration, Paris, 2005. Diplomate in International Arbitration Law, College of Law of England and Wales, 2006. Advanced arbitration training, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, 2007. Certificate in Advanced Mediation, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Advanced mediation training, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”).
Martindale-Hubbell “A” rated in both California and New York
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-present)
Listed in Super Lawyers for both New York City and San Diego
Lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2011-2014
Best Lawyers’ 2012 San Diego Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year
Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1982-2011
A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Expert
Arbitrator and Mediator Qualifications and Appointments:
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.)
Distinguished Neutral, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”)
Arbitrator, California Superior Court for San Diego County, California
Arbitrator, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
Arbitrator, Reinsurance Association of America
Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)
Arbitrator, National Arbitration Forum
Arbitrator, International Chamber of Commerce
Arbitrator, London Court of International Arbitration
Member, The Institute for Transnational Arbitration
Member, Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances Reinsurance and Insurance
Arbitration Society, U.S. (“ARIAS•US”)
Member, Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage
Arbitrator, Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (“AIRROC”)
Member, Association for International Arbitration (“AIA”)
Arbitrator, Vienna International Arbitration Center
Arbitrator, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”)
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) National Panel
Arbitrator, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”)
Arbitrations and Mediations Conducted:
Served as sole arbitrator, party arbitrator or counsel in over 100 mediations and arbitrations.
Due to the confidential nature of mediation and arbitral proceedings, further information cannot be provided except as required by disclosure rules of the particular jurisdiction or provider organization in a specific mediation or arbitral proceeding.
On active service from 1959 to 1964. Active reserve, 1964 to 1992. Vietnam service. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal. Presently, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired).
2012-Present: Independent arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in insurance, reinsurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility cases. Practice consists of domestic and international arbitration and mediation and litigation; and expert consulting and testimony in insurance, reinsurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility matters.
2009-2012: Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., New York and San Diego. Practice consisted of domestic and international arbitration and litigation; insurance, reinsurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility matters; environmental law; commercial, banking, securities and complex civil litigation.
2003-2009: Partner and Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP, New York and San Diego. Practice consisted of domestic and international arbitration and litigation; insurance, reinsurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility matters; environmental law; commercial, banking, securities and complex civil litigation.