I was born and raised in Eastern Arkansas. I received a B.A. degree in 1972 from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D (doctor of law) in 1976 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. For nearly 29 years, I worked as an associate with a large corporate law firm in Chicago and then as Associate General Counsel for corporate and compliance matters with Cooper Industries, Ltd. (now Eaton Corporation) in Houston. In 2010, I opened a solo law practice in Santa Rosa, California, before moving to Palm Springs, California in 2014 and practicing here.
I am an active member of the State Bar of California, an inactive member of the Texas State Bar, and a retired member of the Illinois State Bar Association. The Texas and Illinois memberships could be easily reactivated if the need should arise. I am also a member of the Desert Bar Association in Palm Desert, California and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Desert Business Association in Palm Springs.
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