Admitted: 1976, Alaska and Rhode Island; 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Northeastern University (J.D., 1975)
College: Northeastern University (B.A., with honors, 1972)
Birth Date and Place: November 8, 1949, Providence, Rhode Island
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; White Collar; Environmental; Criminal Law; Appellate Practice; Negligence Law; Products Liability Law; Malpractice; Civil Litigation
Additional Information: Recipient: United States District Court Public Service Award, 1987 and 1995; American Civil Liberties Union Public Service Award, 1993. Law Clerk, Hon. Edmond W. Burke, Alaska Supreme Court, 1975-1976. Author: "Search and Seizure in Alaska: A Comprehensive Review," 7 U.C.L.A.- Alaska Law Review 75, 1977; "Criminal Procedure in Alaska," 9 U.C.L.A.- Alaska Law Review, 109, 1980; "The Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination and Foreign Prosecution: The Saga of the Ryuyo Maru," 11 U.C.L.A.- Alaska Law Review 119, 1982. Co-Author: "Compelling Testimony in Alaska: The Coming Rejection of Use and Derivative Use Immunity," 3 Duke-Alaska Law Review 229, 1986. Author: "Justice Rabinowitz and Personal Freedom: Evolving A Constitutional Framework, 15 Duke- Alaska Law Review 1 (1998). Author: "Certifying Professional Competence: The Alaska Experiment," 52 The Bar Examiner 4, 1983; "Pre-Trial Diversion of the Mentally Retarded Offender," 1975, Massachusetts Bar Association Report. Assistant Public Defender, 1976-1978. Member: Alaska Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, 1979-1985; Alaska Committee of Bar Examiners, 1981-1986; 1995-1998. Attorney Representative, 1983-1987 and Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1985-1987, Judicial Conference of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Member, Ninth Circuit Judicial Screening Panel, 1988-1989. Member, 1984-1990 and Chairman, 1984-1989, Alaska Supreme Court Standing Criminal Rules Committee. Reporter, District of Alaska Advisory Group for Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, 1991-1996. Commissioner and Chairman, Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct, 1993- . Member, Governor's Task Force on Civil Justice Reform, 1996. MEMBER: Anchorage, Alaska (Member, Board of Governors, 1986-1992; President, 1989-1990; President-Elect, 1988-1989, Discipline Advisory Committee, 1994-1997; Chairman, Law Related Education Committee, 1982-1986), Rhode Island and American Bar Associations; American Judicature Society; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers (President, 1993-1995-1997; Vice President, 1992-1993); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates; American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; The American Law Institute; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association; Anchorage Inns of Court; American Inns of Court. REPORTED-CASES: Ace v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, 139 F.3d 1241 (9th Cir. 1998); Baxley v. State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska), 958 P.2d 422 (Alaska 1998); Western Pioneer v. Harbor Enterprises, 818 P.2d 654 (Alaska 1991); Wassillie v. AVEC, 816 P.2d 158 (Alaska 1991); Kissick v. Jonsen, 816 P2d 188 (Alaska 1991); Yako v. U.S., 891 F.2d 738 (9th Cir. 1989); Turner Construction Co., Inc. v. Scales, 752 P.2d 467, 56 U.S.L.W. 2578 (Alaska 1988); Arnold v. State, 685 P.2d 1261 (Alaska App. 1984); Reynolds v. State, 655 P.2d 1313 (Alaska App. 1982); State v. Serdahely, 635 P.2d 1182 (Alaska 1981)
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