Harvard University Graduate
Golden Gate University
Full tuition scholarship
First in class all three year
U.S. Department of Justice
Special Attorney—Organized Crime and Racketeering Section
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California
Fifteen jury trials in two years, primarily conspiracy cases with multiple opposing attorneys— all victories, a record in so short a time.
Private practice, San Francisco, 25 years
Mark Fiorito v. Mongoose Bikes
Record $3.4 million jury verdict, solo attorney, Marin County, brain injury case
Results included changing the way the bicycle industry manufactures front wheel quick release mechanisms—drastic improvement to public safety.
Berry v. City of Oakland
Record $2.5 million settlement, solo attorney, Alameda
Broad side collision with speeding Oakland police car causing traumatic brain injury.
Jane Doe v. Match. Com (Carole Markin)
Injunctive Relief for social good, solo attorney, Los Angeles
Successful class action which forced the largest dating site in the world to reverse its prior position of not screening off registered sex offenders from its site.
This case prompted Attorney General Kamala Harris to mandate the practice of screening sex offenders from all dating sites in California. Additionally, the case was featured on national and international news stories, as well as a television appearance in New York City.
Rose v. Patel
Policy limits settlement, solo attorney, San Francisco
Hotel manager negligently shut off sprinkler system which resulted in a roaring inferno. Plaintiff was forced to leap from 4th story window to escape death.
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