Professional Experience

  • Litigated insurance coverage, bad faith Coverage and institutional cases for over 36 years including numerous jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and Appraisals
  • Consulted on commercial real estate issues including management of commercial real estate litigation
  • Consulted with various national insurance carriers on litigation issues including trial strategy and preparation of witnesses for depositon and trial
  • Worked with trial counsel across the country regarding preparation for, and the taking of, depositions of expert witnesses in complex litigation
  • Worked with various insurance industry and legal groups including the aba, lea, plrb on the planning and presentation of national educational programs
  • Worked with national insurance carriers on the development and presenation of various in-house training programs
  • Spearheaded the founding of a successful 15 lawyer firm specializing in serving the insurance industry
  • Served as managing partner of two law firms including negotiation of leases, overseeing accounting, human resources, technology and professional work product
  • Development and implementation of marketing program for two law firms including creation, implementation and coordination of firm marketing plan, mentoring individual partners in personal marketing plans, organization of various firm marketing events including seminars, symposiums and social events
  • Development and implentation of in-house education program for two law firms including creation of mcle approved educational program, mentoring presenters including partners and associates, and presentation of various lectures and symposiums
  • Teaching experience as law school instructor and presenter at various industry and litigation programs
  • Guest lecturer on Witness Preparation, Litigation Strategy, mediation and business ethics at various law firms, academic institutions and professional organizations

Teaching Experience

Instructor, John F. Kennedy School of Law, 1978 – 1984, First Year Civil Procedure and Insurance Law

Adjunct Faculty – Golden Gate University School of Law, 2008 – 2012

Visiting Professor – Mills College, 2007 – 2010

Numerous presentations to professional organizations, law firms and insurance carriers

Academic Guest Lecturer

Ethics in Mediation – Golden Gate University School of Law

Business Ethics – Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, UC Davis

The Current Status of Women in the Law – Mills College

Witness Preparation-Hastings College of the Law

Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education