- State Bar of California 1989
- United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of California
- Juris Doctor in 1989 from the University of San Diego School of Law
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies in 1986 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
- State Bar of California
- San Diego County Bar Association
- San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization of experienced trial attorneys who advocate for the preservation of the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers
- San Diego County Barristers Club Board of Directors 1992-1993.
- Certified NFL Contract Advisor (2000)
- Martindale-Hubbell, AV© Preeminent© rating. This rating reflects a determination the attorney so recognized has demonstrated the highest legal competence.
- Best Lawyers in America©, 2007 to present
- Southern California Super Lawyers® 2010 to present
- Corporate Counsel Edition Super Lawyers® 2010 to present
- San Diego Magazine “Best Lawyers in San Diego” 2007 to present