1095 W. Rio Salado Pkwy,

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Phone: (602) 956-9201

Fax: (602) 956-9366


Admitted to practice before all Arizona courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellow, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.


J.D. cum laude, Cornell University, 1976. Henry W. Sackett Scholar, 1974-76. Member, Board of Editors, Cornell International Law Journal, 1974-76. Graduated within the top 15% of the class.

First prize at Cornell in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, an annual essay competition in copyright law, 1975.

Graduate study in political science while holding a graduate teaching assistantship at Arizona State University, 1972-73. LSAT: 770 out of 800, general test; 80 out of 80, writing test.

B.A. with Distinction, political science, Arizona State University, 1972. Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honorary).

Diploma, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, California, 1968. National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, National Forensic League, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, class valedictorian.

Employment History

2/79-Present Sole practitioner, Phoenix. Practice has consisted of continuing involvement in a number of the litigation matters in progress at the time of the dissolution of Jones, Hunter & Lerch, and the addition of new business in the areas of insolvency, debtor-creditor, commercial litigation (including antitrust and securities), real estate litigation, business organizations, and appeals.

7/77-1/79 Associate, Jones, Hunter & Lerch, P.A., Phoenix. Primary responsibilities involved the conduct of litigation in the fields of insolvency, commercial, real property and construction law and civil appeals; also some probate, negligence and civil rights litigation. In addition, significant responsibilities in the fields of securities advice, business tax planning, and contract drafting.

Association with Jones, Hunter & Lerch was terminated by the dissolution of the firm.

3/77-6/77 Law Clerk, Jones, Hunter & Lerch, P.A., Phoenix. Responsibilities in­cluded research and preparation of memoranda, pleadings and discovery materials in connection with litigation (predominantly civil) and tax and securities advice.

8/76-3/77 Law Clerk-Bailiff, Judge Sandra D. O'Connor, Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix. Responsibilities included research and writing for the Judge. Also had opportunity to observe the working of a trial court, including office procedures, motions and trials for seven months (4 months on civil calendar, 3 on criminal). Supervisor: Hon. Sandra D. O'Connor, Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. 20543.

12/75-5/76 Research Assistant, Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, Cornell Law School. Responsibilities included preparation of research memoranda on various aspects of RICO and other aspects of organized crime control, for incorporation into manuals for prosecuting authorities subsequently published by the Institute. Supervisor: Prof. G. Robert Blakey, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.

9/72-8/73 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Arizona State University. Responsible for assisting with teaching of introductory political science courses. Supervisor: Prof. John P. White, Dept. of Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 (Deceased).

As an undergraduate and during law school, did part-time and summer work in computer programming.

Appellate Counsel in the following reported cases-

State ex rel. D.E.S. v. Hayden, 210 Ariz. 522, 115 P.3d 116 (2005)

Allstate Insurance Co. v. O'Toole, 182 Ariz. 284, 896 P.2d 254 (1995)

Three Phoenix Co. v. Pace Industries, Inc., 135 Ariz. 113, 659 P.2d 1258 (1983), reversing 135 Ariz. 126 (App. Div. 1 1981)

Rabe v. Cut and Curl of Plaza 75, Inc., 148 Ariz. 552, 715 P.2d 1240 (App. 1986)

Van Emmerik v. Hon. Robert A. Colosi, 193 Ariz. 398, 972 P.2d 1034 (App. Div. 1 1998)

Jarostchuk v. Aricol Communic'ns, 189 Ariz. 346, 942 P.2d 1178 (App. Div. 1 1997)

A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. v. McCollough, 967 F.2d 1401 (9th Cir. 1992)

Pace Industries, Inc. v. Three Phoenix Co., 813 F.2d 234 (9th Cir. 1987)


As a sole practitioner, has managed installation of computer hardware and software providing extensive computer support for the practice, including advanced word processing, document assembly, billing and accounting, and litigation support.

Has been a reporter for college newspapers and editor of various publications, including student literary magazines and an independent student tabloid.