Juris Doctor, 1987
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) English, 1984
Cum Laude
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Professional Training

Certificate in Mediation Skills Training (40 hour course) 2016
Northwestern University
School of Professional Studies
Conducted at Chicago, Illinois

Certificate in Arbitrator Training (20 hour course) 2016
Bar Association of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

CAR Mediator Training course (3 hours) November 2015
California Association of Realtors

Mediator Training course (3 hours) January 2017
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, California


Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court;
United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California; all California State Courts

Professional Memberships

California State Bar; San Francisco Bar Association (BASF); Alameda County Bar Association (Real Estate and ADR sections); Contra Costa County Bar Association (Litigation, Real Estate and ADR sections);  Eastern Alameda County Bar Association; Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council


AV Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell (2002-present)
Designated SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters (2014-2016)
AVVO Rated 10.0 out of 10.0 Superb (2015-present)
Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

Legal Education

Mediator and Judge, American Bar Association (ABA) Representation in Mediation Competition, (2019) UC Berkeley School of Law; Presiding Judge, University of California, Hastings College of the Law Moot Court Competition, San Francisco, California (2017) Presiding Judge, Empire Mock Trial, United States Federal District Courthouse, Northern District of California (2016, 2017) Rotary International (2007-2009, 2015-present)


Rotary International (2007-2009, 2015-present)

Published Opinion

Dieden v. Schmidt (2002) 104 Cal. App. 4th 645.