Some say the calling of the law runs in families, and for me, that has certainly been true. I always knew I wanted to pursue a profession that made a meaningful impact, but it wasn’t until I began helping my father around his firm that I realized I wanted to become an attorney myself. After all, there are many ways to help others, but there were several things about my father’s work that I truly admired.
First and foremost, I respected how hard he worked, and in turn, how much his clients appreciated him. Many of them had long-term partnerships with my father, and I looked forward to building the same kinds of ever-evolving relationships with my own clients down the line.
Today, after more than 40 years of practice in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, and the Bay Area, I am proud to say I have successfully carried on my father’s legacy. Since beginning my practice in 1977, probate and estate administration have been two of my primary areas of focus. Because I appear in court so frequently, and often regarding the same types of cases, I have developed strong professional relationships with many judges, staff, and other attorneys. Additionally, I have served as a judge pro tem of Contra Costa County since 1979, which means I fill in for local judges, under their supervision, as needed.
And while I possess a thorough understanding of the courts, my dedication to the legal community goes much deeper. Below, you can see that I am active in a variety of professional legal associations. However, what’s even more important is the devotion I have to my clients. I have a passion for this line of work, and it’s more than just a job to me.
Everything I do is designed to help my clients move forward.