Admitted: 1971, California; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Yale University (LL.B., 1970 )
College: Princeton University (A.B., cum laude, 1965)
Birth Date and Place: January 4, 1944, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation
Additional Information: Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal, 1968-1970. Recipient, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Award, 1995.
Law Clerk to Retired Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1970-1971. Co-Author, with Williams A. Brockett, "Effective Direct &
Cross Examination," California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1986. Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of
California, 1971-1973. Ninth Circuit Lawyer Delegate, 1976-1980. Vice Chairman, 1979 and Chairman, 1980-1981, San
Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board. Trial Lawyer, Iran/Contra Independent Counsel, 1987-1989. Vice President,
San Francisco Fire Commission, 1988-1992. President, San Francisco Police Commission, 1991-1992, 1996-1997.
Director, Hunters Point Boys & Girls Club. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; International Academy of Trial
Lawyers; American Bar Foundation. [1st Lt., U.S.M.C. (Retired)]
Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on:
Criminal Justice; Litigation; Antitrust); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Director, 1991-1992).
Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Criminal Justice; Litigation; Antitrust); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Director, 1991-1992).
Firm Members: Robert Van Nest Brian Ferrall Jon Streeter Mark Lemley Steven Hirsch Sharif Jacob John Keker John Trinidad Melissa Miksch Charles Ewing Simona Agnolucci Stuart Gasner Katherine Lovett Robert Lauridsen Robert Slaughter Paul Blizzard Elizabeth McCloskey Caitlin Noel Eliot Peters David Silbert
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