Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law; Paul J. Liacos Scholar; Member, J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Team
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., cum laude, Psychology, 1985
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Certificate in Social Media Marketing, 2016
Admitted to Practice Law in California (2001) and Connecticut (1988)
Principal, Attorneyz.com/ClassActionMarketing.com Berkeley/Oakland, CA, 1997-present
Provide professional Internet marketing solutions and website design services to attorneys and law firms, especially focused on class action marketing. Have provided class action marketing and web design services for plaintiff firms in San Francisco Bay Area including Audet & Partners, LLP, Girard Gibbs, and Scott Cole & Associates, APC.
Approved Mediator, Alameda County Superior Court, 2015-present.
Law and Mediation Practice, Berkeley/Oakland, CA, 2001-present
Represent individuals in matters primarily involving divorce and family law integrating mindfulness into law practice to facilitate optimal decision-making.
Attorney, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin, Hartford, CT, 1988-1991
Associate Attorney in Commercial Litigation Department of 100+ attorney national law firm.
Manager, Legal Cost Containment Unit, Fireman’s Fund, Novato, CA, 1995-1997
Created, developed and managed 5-person unit charged with reigning in escalating outside counsel expenses associated with the defense of insureds in large-scale environmental claims litigation.
Legal Cost Coordinator/Senior Litigation Auditor, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Boston, MA, 1993-1995
Interfaced with outside counsel throughout the United States in corporate-wide effort to control legal costs associated with the defense of multi-district asbestos claims and toxic tort litigation. Primary responsibility for negotiating and resolving legal fee disputes and requests for reimbursement with outside counsel resulting in the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars of excessively billed legal fees.
Director, Wallace Law Registry (now Kelly Law Registry), Boston, MA, 1991-1993
Opened and help expand fledgling satellite office of national legal placement firm focused on the recruitment and placement of highly credentialed attorneys in corporate legal departments.
Advisory Board, Next Step Learning Center, Oakland, CA. 2011- present.
President, West Grand Lofts Homeowners’ Association, Oakland, CA, 2015-2018.
Mediator, SEEDS Community Resolution Center, Berkeley, CA.