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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".
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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)
SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(4 comments) SHARE 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.