Succeeded to court upon majority vote of judges in county [pursuant to Prop.
220] to convert Municipal Courts to Superior Courts, effective August 10, 1998. Appointed
Orange County Harbor Municipal Court (succeeding David R. Chaffee, elevated) by
Governor Wilson February 22, 1997, oath April 7, 1997.
Employment: Private law practice in Minneapolis, MN and in Costa Mesa, CA;
Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1980-97.
Education: J.D. (1980), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; B.A. (1976, cum
laude), Amherst College, Amherst, MA. Admitted to California State Bar, December 7,
1982; U.S. Court of Appeal 8th Circuite: All California U.S. District Courts, Minnesota State
and Federal Bars.
Born in Washington, D.C.; Married. Two Children.
- Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College
- Juris Doctor from University of Virginia, Charlottesville
- Attorney at Private Practice (1980 to 1987)