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Experienced civil litigation attorney: Admiralty law; employment law [discrimination]; construction defect litigation; personal injury and wrongful death litigation; business litigation in both State and Federal Court. Expert trial witness: professional negligence "standard of care".

Professional Mediator and Arbitrator

Retired Coast Guard legal officer.


California State University San Marcos 2008- present; adjunct professor School of Business

Business Law 202; Employment Law; Entrepreneur Law, Senior Experience

University of San Diego School of Law, 1983-1985: Law of the Sea (International Law)
Maritime Personal Injury and Death


Masters of Law in Admiralty: Tulane University, New Orleans, La. -

Juris Doctor: California Western School of Law, San Diego, California -


Ripley, Tiffany, Lehmann and Silverman, Improving the Informed Consent Conversation: A Standardized Checklist that is Patient Centered, Quality Driven, and Legally Sound, 26 Journal Vascular Intervention Radiology (November 2015) (Peer reviewed)

Tiffany David W. & Kelley L, Stewart v. Dutra Construction Company; the Supreme Court Simplifies the Definition of "Vessel"; A Long Overdue Development for Jones Act Seaman, 72 Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, 350 (2005).

Tiffany, What Are the Practical Implications of the Avoidable Consequences Defense On Sexual Harassment Cases? Lawyers Club News, (April 2004).

Tiffany: Exoneration From ...Liability Petition: What Effect Does Collateral Estoppel Have On A Direct Action Suit? Insurance Counsel Journal 85 (1981)

Tiffany: Limitation of Liability and Pleasure Boats: 65 Years of Judicial Misinterpretation of the Intent of Congress 12 Transportation Law Journal 249 (1981)

Tiffany: Abandoning a Wreck Under 33 U.S.C. Section 409; Are You A Riverboat Gambler? Insurance Counsel Journal 344 (1980)

Tiffany: Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. v. Liepelt Torpedoes Jones Act Damages 24 Trial Lawyer's Guide 145 (1980)


San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame

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Bill Cosby Protest in Kitchener, Ontario, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2021
The Bill Cosby Decision Was Not About Him or His Crimes While the Bill Cosby decision is shocking to many people, the real reason behind the opinion was to rein in a misguided District Attorney who made an "off the books" deal.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2021
Did Donald Trump Cause the Storming of the Capital? What is the legal test for the element of causation in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump?
U.S. Supreme Court building-m., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 20, 2020
Sexual Preference is Covered By Title VII; The Decision is Not a Stretch The Supreme Court decision extending employment discrimination protection to gay and transgender people is reviewed.
Justice, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The Case Against George Floyd's Killer The elements of the crime of murder regarding the George Floyd homicide are discussed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2020
Judging the Credibility of Joe Biden's Accuser How do you judge the credibility of Joe Biden's accusser?
Alexander Hamilton, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2020
What is the Legal basis for the President to "Open Up The Government", if any? Essay explains the legal reasons why the President cannot over turn state health and welfare orders to reopen the economy
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Affordable Health Care, a Constitutional and Practical Approach to the Problem A constitutional and simple approach to improving health care.
Alexander Hamilton, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A Short Primer on Impeachment mpeaching a President and ratifying a treaty are in many respects twin siblings. The calculation of the 2/3 conviction threshold is done the same way a treaty is ratified. The reasons for the need to have impeachment power and ratification of treaty power are the same. The enclosed essay is intended to inform the average citizen of the relatively straight forward reasons both systems were put into place in the constitution.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 8, 2019
President Trump and the Iranian Pirates This article explores legal options for taking military action in the Straits of Hormuz.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Khashoggi Torture and Execution and the New Attorney General Would the new attorney general prosecute the Saudi Prince who ordered the torture and execution of a Washington Post contributor?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2018
Senator Collins was wrong about the law The impact of the Collins floor speech on criminal justice.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Kavanaugh Credibility Battle How do you judge the credibility of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh? You use the legal tests used by judges and someone on a jury.
Paul Manafort at 2016 RNC, From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Manafort Dilemma This op ed explores the complex federal criminal statutes that the special prosecutor and U.S. attorney are most likely focusing upon. I try to break it down for average people to understand.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2018
Limits on the President's Pardon Power Argument for limits on the President's pardon power.