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Participated as lead trial counsel in over 243 state and federal trials, in 43 commercial arbitrations and in 7 reported appeals. Areas of law expertise: plaintiff and defense personal injury; plaintiff and defense federal and state securities litigation; land use litigation; real property litigation. As Assistant Attorney General for State of Missouri, prosecuted consumer and securities fraud felonies. Restructured over $50 million in real estate loans in Santa Clara County. Pro bono work for over 100 victims of domestic violence.
Litigated complex real estate cases and helped clients in four cases in California avoid personal liability on over $50 million in loan guarantees involving commercial loan underwriting process.
In one-year special assignment as Missouri Assistant Attorney General, prosecuted complex criminal and civil securities fraud cases and mass consumer fraud cases; defended Bear Stearns and Kenny Securities in NASD arbitrations and NASD, SEC, and State of Missouri regulatory proceedings; successfully represented customers in NASD proceedings; SEC oral argument on 4-02-03; associated with litigation department specializing in securities and other complex litigation including antitrust, telecommunications, health care and defended over $10 million in claims against national and regional brokers in NASD arbitrations; represented Edward Jones and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in complex civil litigation focusing on trade secret protection in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest; successfully prosecuted specific performance of commercial contract in 14 days; no-caused 300K NASD claim in New Orleans and defended 300K NASD claim in Little Rock with award below reporting limits.
Largest verdict in Monterey County history: $2.4 million; $750,000 verdict for two plaintiffs in disputed liability case; seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving engineering issues; seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving consumer fraud