Born in Newport Beach, California, on February 22, 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, California; 1991, Nevada; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1977); Boston University (J.D., 1981). Instructor: Paralegal Certificate Program, University of Nevada, Reno, 1995-; University of California Berkeley Extension; Sierra Nevada College, 1994-1996; "Legal Writing," Paralegal Program, Truckee Meadows Community College, 1995-1996. Deputy District Attorney, Washoe County, 1992-1996. Judge Pro Tem: Reno Municipal Court, 1996-1997; Sparks Justice Court and Reno Justice Court, 2003-2005. Special Prosecutor, Reno City Attorney's Office, 1996. Deputy District Attorney, Pershing County, Nevada, 1997. Member: State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada.