5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA 94588

(925) 463-0750

6210 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 410
Pleasanton, California  94588
Phone:     (925) 463-0750
Facsimile: (925) 463-0407

1966 - B. A. -  European and American History, California State University at Fresno
1968 - Post-graduate work in Public Administration, California State University at Hayward (East Bay)
1972 - J.D. - Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco
1974 - College of Trial Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law

1968-1969 - U.S. Government Management Intern, (GS 11) Department of Commerce, and United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Washington, D.C.
1972 - Founded general practice law firm specializing in tax planning, corporate and intellectual property litigation. Firm merged in 1984 with Haines and Walker, relocating to Pleasanton, California, specializing in family law, business litigation, banking, creditor's rights in bankruptcy, probate and estate planning. Firm reorganized in 1992 to what is now known as Staley Jobson, specializing in high dollar and complex family law litigation
1978-1982 - Founder and Director, PM America and Lab Sales of California, manufacturer and marketer of medical testing equipment
1982-1983 - Co-founder, Bank of Livermore (merged to become U.S. Bank)
1987 - Delegate U.S./China joint session on Trade, Investment, and Economic Law,  Beijing, China
1989-1999 - Outside director of a publicly listed corporation (NASDAQ). Member of audit and compensation committees, and involved in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions
1993-2000 - Director and shareholder of Michael’s Premier Roses


  • Private Judge and Judge Pro Tem for Alameda County Superior Courts
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (
  • Certified by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Family Law (1980) - the inception of the program
  • One of the founding members and Past President (1989) of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) (
  • Extensive trial experience in complex financial and custody cases
  • Prevailing attorney in several appellate cases including the published case of In re Marriage of Worth (1987) 195 Cal.App.3d 768 [241 Cal.Rptr. 135], which established community property interests in Federal Copyrights obtained during the marriage
  • Inducted in to the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Panelist and speaker for several AAML and ACFLS programs in family law
  • Co-author of California Child Custody Litigation and Practice, published through the Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Review Rating for over 20 years

1974-1975 - Member, Livermore City Planning Commission
1975-1982 - Member, Livermore City Council, served four years as Vice-Mayor

1966-1967 - Army Intelligence, Ft. Meade, MD

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