Practice Areas


  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Past President & Board Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Govenors, President’s Club, Advocates Club
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Past Delegate, Board Member, Civil Practice, Committee, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Pro Team
  • Pacific Justice Foundation, Sustaining Member
  • California College of Trial Arts, Lecturer
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • California Brain Injury Association


1995, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1996, Colorado; 1998, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court


  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer Of The Year Finalist 2015 – Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers in Silicon Valley (Catastrophic Personal Injury)
  • Best Law Firms in America, U S News & World Report
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine
  • CAOC Champions of Justice Award
  • CAOC Local Trial Lawyer Association President of the Year
  • Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • AVVO top peer review rating
  • Certificate of Recognition from the CA State Senate
  • Judge Pro Tempore Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • US News & World Report – Best Law Firms in CA, Top Attorneys in Northern California, Best Attorneys in America
  • Rue Ratings – Best Attorneys of America
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, 2015
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (Top 100 Litigators in California, 2016)
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents – Litigator Award Nominee
  • Lecturer, Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Trial Lawyer Honorary Society limited to less than ½ of 1% of N. America lawyers, judges and scholars)
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Trial lawyer honorary society limited to top 10% of lawyers in the U.S.)