I retired from The United States Air Force Reserves in April, 1990. I am a member of the California State Bar and the San Joaquin County Bar Association. I am a member of the San Joaquin County Bars Lawyer Referral Panel for serious crimes in which the state is seeking life sentences or gang allegations. As a California criminal defense attorney, I have represented defendants accused of crimes including possession of drugs, drug possession for sale, domestic violence, murder, and many others. I have been an attorney practicing civil and criminal law in The State of California for more than 25 years. I graduated from college in 1970 with a degree in Russian and a double minor in history and political science. After college, I joined the United States Air Force. In 1981, I left active military service for the reserves and entered law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. I graduated in June of 1984, took the bar examination, and, passing it on my first attempt, was admitted to the Bar in December of 1984.