I have lived in Arizona area for over fifty years and have practiced law in the Phoenix area for over twenty-five years, almost exclusively in the field of insurance litigation. I started practicing with a small Scottsdale firm that helped establish much of the Arizona law pertaining to insurance bad faith. Ten years later, I established a sole practice as a Phoenix insurance attorney, litigating insurance bad faith cases on behalf of commercial and individual policyholders.
I graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale and went on to obtain a degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. I graduated from Arizona State University Law School in 1985, receiving not only a Juris Doctor degree, but that year’s Best Civil Advocate Award for filing and arguing an appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals. I have since achieved an AV® Preeminent™ rating (5.0 out of 5.0), the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards that a lawyer can achieve through the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process.
I love to travel, especially to remote locations. Among other places, I have visited Java, Malaysia, Bali, Lombok, Borneo, India, Bhutan, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana, as well as less “remote” countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Croatia, Sicily Monaco, and of course, Canada and all over Mexico. I have “resided” in Ubud Bali, done the Borobudur Pilgrimage, stayed in a longhouse with Dayak tribesman, been invited inside the forbidden Tiger’s Nest Monastery, self-toured Kruger National Park, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, ridden the Copper Canyon Train and rafted the Grand Canyon.