Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Years Attended (1969 - 72) Hastings College of Law, University of California San Francisco, California.
Re-election campaign for then Congressman Allard K. Lowenstein in Long Beach, N.Y. as a member of Vietnam Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and Concerned Academy Graduates.
Lobbied senators in Washington D.C. who supported the Vietnam War to consider changing their mind. B.S.E.E. Major Naval Science, English Years Attended (1960 - 64) United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland.
Successful appeal in Coriell v. Superior Court, 39 Cal App. 3d 487, 114 Cal Rptr. 310 which established the right in California to seek discovery prior to class certification. Successful appeal in Kelly V. General Telephone, 136 Cal App. 3d 278, 186 Cal Rptr. 184 which established the right of an employee to plead a case for slander and negligent infliction of emotional distress against an employer for a false statement contained in a personnel file without first conducting a reasonable investigation if the communication was motivated by malice. Jury verdict of $278,000.00 after a two week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court- Kelly v. General Telephone for a 13 month employee slandered by his supervisor in an internal document contained in his personnel file. Published Law Review Article, "Conspiratorial Violence at Picket Lines: Actionable under Section 1985(3) and Section 1981." Selected for a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship, August 1972-August 1973.
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