Attorney at Law
350 Bay Street
Suite 100 PMB314
San Francisco, CA 94133-1966
Telephone: (415) 370-9571
Facsimile: (415) 362-5469


Attorney at law, practicing in civil rights, civil liberties, international human rights, whistleblower protection, motor vehicle accidents, international trade, and federal income tax. Professor of law. University lecturer in management and liberal arts. Advanced degrees in law and journalism. Published in law reviews and public policy journals. Served on national advisory panels on public policy ethics. Former union official, journalist, energy utility manager, military intelligence officer, national laboratory executive, and media relations consultant.

Academic credentials

LL.M. summa cum laude, International Legal Studies, Golden Gate Univ. School of Law, 2000

J.D., John F. Kennedy Univ. School of Law, 1998

M.S., Journalism, Boston Univ. School of Public Communication, 1968

B.S.F.S., International Affairs, Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service, 1966

Additional credits in Management, Accounting, and Astronomy

Selected Publications

“Terrorism’s Psychological Impact on Decisionmaking of Legislators and Judges,”
Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria, May 5, 2003).

“The Law School Admission Test Scandal: Problems of Bias and Conflicts of Interest,”
Thurgood Marshall Law Review, vol. 27, no. 1 (Houston, 2002).

“Ethnicity, Security and World Law in the Shadow of Super-Terrorism,”
Research Papers, vol. II, no. 1-2 (Bosnia, 2001).

“We Live on Their Land: Implications of Long-Ago Takings of American Indian Property,” Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, vol. 6 (2000); presented at the 2001
Fulbright Symposium in San Francisco, National Lawyers Guild Workshop in Tucson, and
Sioux Treaty Conference in Standing Rock Nation, South Dakota.

“Standardized Testing and a Problem of Inherent Racial Bias: Why Minorities Are Underrepresented in the Legal Profession,” Mexican American Bar Association Conference
(El Paso, May 29, 1998), and National Lawyers Guild Annual Meeting (Detroit, Oct. 23, 1998).
“FDA Regulation of Cigarettes: Impact on Remedies for Persons Harmed by Tobacco Smoke,” John F. Kennedy University Law Review, vol. 8, no. 1 (1997).

“Star Wars for Peace: Teller Looks to the Future,” National Review (Aug. 9, 1985).

“DOE’s Big Chill,” on government information policy, The Progressive (Apr. 19, 1985).

“Global Energy Crisis,” International Energy Technology Conference (Wash., D.C., Mar. 25, 1980) and State Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin, Feb. 27, 1980).

“In Quest of Public Understanding: Audience-Oriented Communications,”
Public Utilities Fortnightly (Nov. 23, 1978).

“Case Study in Political Communications,” Electrical World (Sept. 15 and Oct. 1, 1977).

Public policy mediation

Active member, Scientific Advisory Council of the Human Rights Conflict Prevention Centre, Univerzitet u Bihacu, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000-), advising on indigenous peoples, security issues, international law.

Organized a series of colloquia that brought leading nuclear weapons scientists and engineers together with religious leaders for synergy and consensus on moral dimensions of U.S. strategic arms policies, at San Damiano Dominican Retreat and St. Mary’s College, Calif. (1984-87).

Organized the Wisconsin Coal Policy Project, bringing industry and environmental leaders together, achieving consensus that led to enactment of state legislation to ameliorate acid rain.

Summary of legal experience

Won judgments or monetary sanctions against multibillion-dollar federal agencies. Helped clients win damage claims against state and municipal government entities and large corporate interests. Won political asylum for survivors of genocide. Practicing in the areas of discrimination, harassment, privacy, free speech, whistleblower protection, domestic and international commerce, federal tax law and tax collection issues. Pro bono work for Native Americans. Admitted to practice before the the Supreme Court of California, U.S. District Court (Northern District of California), and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (District of Columbia).

International Bar Association, London
American Bar Association
The State Bar of California
National Lawyers Guild (former Chapter Executive Board member)
Southern Poverty Law Center
Chinese for Affirmative Action
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Past
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Tri-Valley (Calif.) Martin Luther King, Jr. Council (Founder and Chairperson)
American Civil Liberties Union
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
American Nuclear Society
Americans For Energy Independence (national advisory panel on energy ethics)
Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (national advisory panel on energy ethics)
U.S. Catholic Bishops (national advisory panel on energy ethics)
Livermore (Calif.) City Council Advisory Committee on Energy and Environment (Chair)
South Florida Regional Energy Action Committee
Dane County (Wis.) Community Development Committee
Wisconsin Governor’s Advisory Committee on Community Betterment

Career chronology

1999- Attorney at law
1999- Faculty, John F. Kennedy University: Schools of Law, Management and Liberal Arts.
Taught courses on The Law of War; Terrorism & Law; Terrorism & Psychology; Law, Democracy & Society; Negotiation Methods; Taxpayers’ Rights; International Business Transactions; E-Commerce. Directed studies including Civil Rights and Aviation Law.
1988-2001 IRS tax law specialist and revenue officer. Treasury Employees Union steward
1985-88 Public affairs consultant
1983-85 Director of public affairs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
University of California
1978-83 Issues management/community relations manager, Wisconsin Power & Light Co.
1973-78 Public communication coordinator, Florida Power & Light Co.
1970-73 Editor, The Associated Press Miami Bureau
1969-70 Newsroom clerk, The Washington Post
1966-68 News announcer/acting news director, Radio Station WBRK, Pittsfield, Mass.
1964-66 Congressional clerk, Office of U.S. Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.)

Military Service

Enlisted in U.S. Army as private; served as platoon guide, Basic Combat Training (won seven out of eight Best Platoon awards); nominated for American Spirit of Honor Award; graduated from six-month Area Studies course, then served as curriculum coordinator, U.S. Army Intelligence School, Ft. Holabird, Md.; received direct commission as 2d lieutenant, Military Intelligence; declared conscientious and legal objections to U.S. war policy in Vietnam; discharged honorably.

Honors and awards

First place award (for paper on Japanese Empire bio-terrorism), presented at San Francisco’s
50th anniversary commemoration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Undefeated in Traynor Moot Court Tournament, San Diego
Undefeated in moot court competitions, John F. Kennedy Univ. and Boston Univ. law schools
Undefeated in New England intercollegiate debate tournaments
Massachusetts finalist, American Legion Oratorical Contest on the U.S. Constitution
Trophies and letters for extemporaneous speech, forensics, radio broadcasting, educational
community relations, investor relations, essays, drama, poetry

Selected current listings

Who’s Who in the Law
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World


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