Driven by Protector Instinct
If you told me as a child that I would grow up to be an attorney, I would have rolled my eyes. I was determined, from day one, to work in law enforcement. But my education brought me to another conclusion. In fact, it was actually one of my college professors who pointed me in the direction of law school. That way, he explained, I could combine my intellect with my passion for justice and fairness.
Perhaps it’s this passion that has led me, now over 50 years old and a grandfather of 3 little ones, to spend my career helping people while maintaining a balance with life at home. In addition to spending time with the kids and grandkids, I find great satisfaction in staying active. I may have a busy office and legal career, but I find time to run 3 miles a day, mountain bike, and practice mixed martial arts. Mountain biking and skateboarding are still on the list of my favorite activities, in spite of my age.
You won’t see my MMA skills in court, but when you come to me for help, you will see my protector instinct in action. I am determined to help you reach the best resolution possible, no matter what personal injury concern brings you to my door. And if you can’t come to me, I’ll be glad to speak to you over the phone or even pay you a home visit. My priority is your recovery.
- J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1990
- B.A., California State University-Fullerton, 1986
Professional Association & Membership
- Member of the California State Bar since 1991
- Licensed to practice in Federal Court in the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts
- Current and/or former member of the Orange County Bar Association
- Current and/or former member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Assocation
- Associate Attorney, Dicaro, Highman, D’Antony, Dillard, Fuller & Gregor, 1991-1993
- Trial Partner, Stanton T. Mathews & Associates, 1994-2007
- Millions of dollars recovered for injured clients
- Appeared on the cover of Trials Digest (2x)
- Interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN's Headline News
- Appeared on the cover of the Los Angeles Daily Journal
- Multiple cases argued before the California Courts of Appeal, with several published decisions