1900 S. Norfolk St
San Mateo CA 94403
I have an academic background in business, and was a business executive for more than 10 years before becoming an attorney. Business law was a natural fit.
I have exceptional litigation-oriented abilities (convergent thinking and analytic reasoning). Litigation was also a natural fit.
I started my legal career with an insurance coverage firm. Insurance coverage practice involves defending large insurance companies in lawsuits that arise because the insurer is faced with a large claim with respect to an issue that is a close call legally; the insurer decides to litigate instead of paying the claim. The litigation abilities of insurance coverage attorneys are probably the most tested of any legal specialty, because judges are skeptical of the motives of large insurance companies, and hold the attorneys to very high standards. The experience tested my business litigation acumen, with favorable results.
I left large firm practice in order to become a sole practitioner because I grew disenchanted with helping large insurance companies avoid paying claims to their policy holders. I find it far more gratifying helping entrepreneurs, small businesses, and individuals.
I keep my rates affordable by relying upon technology. Law is essentially an information analysis enterprise, and with the use of modern information technology, I can effectively run my practice from my desktop computer, with no staff and little assistance.
Because law is an information analysis endeavor, it is essential that an attorney be adept at analyzing information. I possess 95th percentile convergent thinking and analytic reasoning abilities -- the abilities most essential to legal analysis. (Convergent thinking is the ability to quickly see the relationships between an array of often seemingly unrelated facts; analytic reasoning is the ability to make logical sense of those relationships.)
Using modern information technology, I can perform most work myself, thereby lending my analytic aptitude to your entire case. I use paralegals for discovery (fact gathering) and clerical work, but I perform nearly all research and legal writing personally.
I am open to assisting clients inform themselves about legal issues, to assisting clients with only a portion of their cases, and to coaching clients who wish to represent themselves.
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