I entered Loyola Law School’s evening program in September 1968 where during my tenure I represented indigent people as part of the school’s law clinic program. Also, having excelled in legal writing and moot court competition, finishing as a semi finalist, I was, in my last year as a student given a Teaching Fellowship where I was privileged to teach first year law students the basics of legal writing and prepare them for moot court competition. While in law school I was employed full time by the American Arbitration Association as Assistant to the Regional Director where I was able to witness the law in action so to speak. It was my primary responsibility to oversee the administration of all arbitration hearings held at our office, to advise parties and attorneys on the arbitration process and to speak publicly to groups concerning the use and advantages of the arbitration process.
After graduating from Loyola Law School in June 1972, I attended UCLA’s Institute of Industrial Relations where I was, under the auspices of the U.S. Labor Department, selected to be trained as a public sector labor arbitrator. I completed that program in 1973 and was admitted to the California Bar in 1974.
My firm today handles virtually all types of workplace issues with the exception of workers compensation and ERISA cases. We emphasize representation in cases of sexual harassment, employment discrimination (state and federal) these issues usually relate to age, disability, sex, gender preference and all matters with respect to discrimination against those within a legally protected class, whistleblower issues, public employee issues, professional licensing issues, security clearance issues in connection with employment, Title IX matters, wage and hour issues and violations of the California Labor Code in a myriad of matters.