- Position:Personal Injury Attorney
- Experience:More than 26 years
- Phone:(559) 297-1118
After attending law school, I took and passed the California Bar Examination on my first attempt. I then started my own personal injury practice. I have been practicing law for more than 26 years. When I opened my office, my goal was to create long-term relationships with my clients and become a great trial lawyer. Within three months of opening my practice, I tried my first court case to verdict. I proved my client’s case and won a verdict in his favor for the actual damages, cost, and attorney’s fees. I have had the honor and privilege of representing this client numerous times since his first case with my office in 1994.
This victory was the beginning of something much bigger and more rewarding. I realized that I could help my clients through some of the most challenging times in their lives so they can get back to a sense of financial, physical, and emotional normalcy. Helping people is the most rewarding and essential endeavor I have found. But to help people, you must first gain their trust and confidence. Being knowledgeable, honest, and straightforward with my clients is my brand, even when my opinions are not favorable for the client’s case. Clients appreciate this candor so they can make good decisions based on a sound legal analysis instead of being misled.
By my second year of practice, I settled two six-figure cases ($400,000.00 and $250,000.00) that arose from a head-on collision. My skills as a civil litigator were becoming more refined with each case that I handled. Additionally, I was becoming recognized in the personal injury field as a formidable attorney who was ready, willing, and able to successfully litigate and try personal injury cases. This reputation helps maximize your settlement. I continued to try more cases to gain litigation and trial experience. I was up against some of the best defense attorneys in the state of California. Through these experiences, I became a more seasoned litigation and trial lawyer. I have also gained an excellent reputation with attorneys that defend personal injury cases.
During the balance of the first decade of my practice, I was able to settle numerous mid and high six-figure cases. By the year 2000, I settled my first million-dollar case. The next year I settled my first multi-million-dollar case with more to follow. As a result of these accomplishments, I accepted my invitation to join the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is by invitation only. It is a group of highly successful attorneys that have litigated, settled, and tried multi-million-dollar cases. In 2003, I joined the Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association. The Central California Trial Lawyers Association is a group of highly accomplished personal injury attorneys in the central valley that share their experience and insight with the group. I became President of the Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association in 2006. These experiences and associations have shown me that all clients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. They also need a successful trial lawyer to level the playing field against the corporate world they are against.
Call me, and I will review your case at no charge, and if you decide to retain me, I will represent you to the highest level of excellence.