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Noteworthy Experience
  • Prosecuted a breach of contract/trust action, recovering the $12 million estate.
  • Defended an electrical contractor in U.S. District Court against a multi-million dollar claim by one of its subcontractors.
  • Prosecuted a negligence claim for homeowners against a swimming pool contractor.
  • Defended a large developer against a multi-million dollar claim by the purchaser of a mid-rise commercial building.
  • Defended an employment agency against a claim for negligent placement.
  • Prosecuted fraud claims on behalf of residential home purchasers.
  • Defended a large moving & storage company in a licensing dispute.
  • Represented 28 homeowners against the developer in a construction defect action.
  • Represented numerous personal injury plaintiffs in obtaining substantial settlements.
  • Defended a large resort in a personal injury action.
  • Defended a hotel in a construction defect action.
  • Defended a publishing company in several breach of lease claims.
  • Represented numerous commercial building owners in various landlord/tenant disputes.
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Cum Laude, 1985
  • University of San Diego, M.B.A., 1985
  • University of California at San Diego, undergraduate degree, 1980
Professional Affiliations and Admissions
  • Member of the California State Bar Association
  • Member of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rated
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego® - Business Litigation, 2013
  • Former managing partner, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP
  • Former partner with the law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, formerly Seltzer Caplan Wilkins & McMahon
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Lectured on the topics of arbitration and construction law