I am the managing attorney for the Los Angeles office of The Barnes Firm, one of the largest personal injury law firms in the nation. I began practice following my graduation from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1987, and spent much of the early stages of my career as an attorney working with Steve Barnes at Cellino & Barnes. As a personal injury victims advocate, I relish the opportunity to zealously represent my clients whose lives have been adversely affected by the carelessness of others.
I have prosecuted cases in California and New York against some of the country’s biggest companies and insurance carriers, including a case in which we successfully recovered a settlement for the family of a pedestrian struck by a Buffalo, NY snow plow operator. Today, I appreciate my role as my clients’ champion in California, where they often face a similar “David versus Goliath” confrontation in their personal injury claim.
I have found that success is dependent on 1) a focused, positive attitude, 2) disciplined preparation and 3) the relentless pursuit of the desired goal. I approach the practice of law with these principles in mind. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, whether to exercise or simply take in nature.