Car Crashes

How Long Does It Take For A Car Crash Claim To Settle?

Most car crash claims do settle before trial, but it may take months or even years for the claim to conclude, depending on many factors including whether liability (fault) is disputed and the nature and extent of the injuries you’ve sustained.  If you have brought a claim for injuries from a car crash, you are […]

It’s A Strategy Thing

When you’ve been the victim of someone’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, your most prudent next step is to hire a lawyer to properly represent your interests in order to get you the compensation you deserve.  You may wonder, after hiring the lawyer, what she does to ensure that your rights are protected.  While I choose […]

How Did I Get Here?

While at California Western School of Law in San Diego from 1985-1987, I had no idea where the Juris Doctorate degree would take me.  I did know I loved living in San Diego so, while I toyed with the notion of staying in Southern California and embarking on my legal career there, the offer of a […]

The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes the process in which your lawyer and the lawyer for your adversary take steps to attempt to resolve your litigation claim before it goes to trial.  ADR will ultimately result in a hearing, usually before a retired judge that both sides agree on, from which will come a decision on […]


The hospital room is filled with John’s family and friends as I walk in.  There he lay, 19 years old with his left arm severely broken in 3 places after getting hit head-on the night before.  After undergoing emergency surgery within hours to place hardware to stabilize the breaks, John now lay in the hospital […]

$1,200,000.00 In Settled Claims in 2016

In 2016, I obtained $1,200,000.00 in settled claims on behalf of my clients.  As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney with 29 years of experience successfully handling personal injury and general litigation claims, I will invest the energy, time and money necessary to win your case and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries or […]

That Post On Social Media Could Cost You

With the exploding growth of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media sites, it has become common for us to share with our “friends” all the details of our lives, whether they want to hear them or not.  If you’ve been injured in a crash or been victimized by another’s negligence, you may have written about the […]

Yes, You Must Pay These Liens Back

Money received by a claimant as compensation for pain and suffering in a personal injury lawsuit is not taxable because that money is not enriching the person as income, but rather, is compensating in an attempt to make the person “whole” again, or as close to whole as possible after being injured. Yet, the money received […]