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I graduated from Northwestern California University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree (JD) in 1991, and I sat for the California State Bar examination for the first time in July of 1992, passing that examination on the first attempt, and being admitted to practice law in California on December 14, 1992 at Oakland, California.

I am also admitted to practice law in the Federal District Court, both Northern and Eastern Divisions, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco, California. In February 1997 I was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

From (1982-1985) I was a reserve police officer, (solo unit), for the Hayward Police Department at Hayward, California. My duties included, assisting with traffic control, issuing citations for vehicle code violations, report writing, and making arrests for crimes including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). This experience was a great education in understanding the defenses to the charges of my clients who come to me with charges of DUI or DWI in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, Walnut Creek, Hayward, Pleasanton, Fremont, San Jose, Martinez, and all of Northern California. However, my education in the area DUI didn't end there. I have attended a special course in toxicology at the University of Indiana where two of my Professors are regarded as the "World's" top experts in the field of Absorption, distribution, and elimination of alcohol in the human body, Dr. Kurt M. Dubowski, and Dr. Alan Wayne Jones. Additionally, I have completed special training and am certified in the use, maintenance, and calibration of the Alco-sensor Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) devices that are used in the field by law enforcement for field breath testing. I have also attended and completed special training in the area of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) a branch of the Federal Government. In 2003 I completed the participant's course which is analogous to the academy training of a police officer, and then in 2006, I qualified for, attended and completed, (graduating number one (1) in my class for solo instructor), the "Instructor's Course", and am now a NHTSA "Qualified Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests"; which means that I am qualified to teach police officers how to correctly do these SFSTs which they usually do incorrectly. Further, I constantly am taught by licensed toxicologists regarding the toxicology of alcohol in the human body. Because of this continuing education, I produced an animation of a human with a medical condition know as GERD that causes interference with the breath testing machines into what is know as demonstrative evidence for court trials. This animated CD of demonstrative evidence is purchased and used by many attorneys in California, Colorado, Michigan, and New Jersey in the successful defense of the clients in GERD DUI/DWI criminal trials. The GERD disc has been personally endorsed as anatomically accurate for breath testing by Dr. A.W. Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Sweden who is one of the leading researchers in this area.

I served in the United States Army with an Honorable Discharge as a Specialist 5 from (1967-1969).

Since being admitted to practice law on December 14, 1992, I have successfully represented hundreds of people who were charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Most of my practice, approximately 95%, is dedicated to the representation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) of Alcohol in both the criminal courts and DMV (Admin Per Se) hearings all over Northern California, including, San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Fremont, Martinez, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, California.

I annually attend at least two, and usually three, DUI or DWI seminars to stay current on the new law changes in DUI or DWI prosecution, and the lastest techniques in its defense.

I have attended and completed Law in Action at the University of Indiana. This course is an extremely intensive study covering the effects of alcohol in the human body, and in particular how it effects driving, and was taught by the top two experts in this field; Dr. Kurt M. Dubowski, (who is the leading authority in this field), and Dr. A.W. Jones, (who is considered to be the second leading authority in this field). There were additional leading professors teaching this intensive course. This course, which was originally designed and intended for law enforcement personnel only, first commenced twelve years ago. I was one of only six defense attorneys permitted to attend this course in December of 2000; and only the second set of defense attorneys to ever be permitted to attend this course.

In addition to the above courses, I have also developed a CD that is used by attorneys in many states as demonstrative evidence for an illness know as GERD that is used by attorneys in several states including California. It is one of the most effective defense illustrations in the court room for this disease.

I am a member in good standing of the following organizations:

1. California State Bar;

2. Alameda County Bar Association;

3. San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association;

4. California DUI Lawyers Association;

5. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

It is the combination of my education, life experience and trial experience that gives me the ability to aggressively and competently defend persons who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Northern California in such cities as San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Fremont, Martinez, Walnut Creek, San Jose and others.