1988 - present
Private General Practice, Sacramento and now Santa Clara County.
My practice involves the areas of Federal tax lien and levy removal and negotiation, juvenile law, bankruptcy law and motion, debtor and creditor (Chapters 7 and I 1), family law, and real estate law. During 1990-91, was retained by a standing trustee with duties to review incoming cases and engage in litigation or discovery as necessary for execution of his duties.
As a CCAP member I wrote five appeals, three of which succeeded in raising issues that modified the lower court's decision. I have also ghost written motions and appeals for other counsel.
1992 - 1997
Pro Tem Judge, Small Claims Court, Municipal Division of Sacramento County Courts.
The calendar of this court consisted of real estate, contract, nuisance, and landlord/tenant, civil fraud and conversion matters, heard commercial matters on the multi-filer's calendar.
1992 - 1996
Referee Pro Tem Sacramento Superior Court, Juvenile Division, Dependency, and Delinquency.
My assignments were Superior Court reviews, arraignments, transfers in, detention hearings, jurisdictional hearings, and hearings pursuant to Welfare and Institution code Sections 366.21 (e) and (D, and 366.26. 1 also held trials of those issues. Other types of cases included Section 601 and 602 detention hearings, with applications for medications, modifications of orders, and issue and recall of warrants.
1987 - 1988
Deputy Attorney General, Civil; Health, Education and Welfare Section, Sacramento, CA.
My assignments included federal, state, and administrative tribunals, Welfare, Medi-Cal liens; administrative litigation of citations; and, personnel actions, State Personnel Board and California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Writs of Mandamus heard before the Third District Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. I also served as an Attorney General's Equal Opportunity Commission panel officer for the Health, Education and Welfare section (Level C).
1986 - 1987
Deputy District Attorney, San Joaquin County, California.
My assignments included rotating terms in Misdemeanor and Traffic, Drugs and Forfeiture, then Research and Appeals. I was co-counsel in the felony team for thefts and drug use. I authored the Forfeiture Procedure Manual for Crack-Net, a multi-disciplinary enforcement team for drug enforcement and abatement.
1985 - 1986
Special Counsel to Melvn J. CoBen, Trustee in Bankruptcy of Debtor, Golden Plan of California.
I was special counsel to the court's appointed trustee with heavy law and motion practice aimed at defeating Relief from Stay. This included real estate escrow work in sorting out title insurance problems of real property in the bankrupt's estate; litigation and trial of while collar crimes (e.g. Ponzi Schemes).