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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation →
Business Litigation →

EDUCATION

  • B.A., California State University at Los Angeles, 1966
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 1971
  • United States Army, Honorable Discharge, 1966-1968
  • Admitted to practice before:
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • Supreme Court of California
    • All California Courts
    • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice); Florida, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Guam

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), March 1995 to present
  • California State Bar Association, 1/5/72 to present
  • Sacramento Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1990 to present
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator, 1973 to present
  • California District Court of Appeals, 3rd District Appellate, Mediator, 2008 to present
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Amicus Lex, McGeorge School of Law (Charter Member)
  • Dean’s Council, McGeorge School of Law (Charter Member)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • California District Court of Appeals, Third Appellate District, Mediator, 2006 to present
  • World Delegate for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2005, St. Louis, MO
  • World Delegate for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2000, Toronto, Canada
  • Share International, Japan, Board of Directors, 1999-2001
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Arbitrator, 1980 to present
  • Planned Giving Committee, McGeorge School of Law, 1993 to present
  • Planned Giving Committee and Major Gift Contributor, Asian Community Center, 2003 to present.
  • Sacramento Riverfront Homeowner’s Association, Chairman, 1992-1999
  • Northern California Attorney Evaluation Committee, American Arbitration Association, 1983-1999
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, 1973-1999
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, 1973-1998
  • Who’s Who in American Business
  • Hiroshima, Lewis & Daggett Scholarship (Donor), McGeorge School of Law
  • Pacific Union College PACE (Parents for Advancement of Christian Education), Chairman, 1994-1996
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders
  • Sacramento Children’s Home, Board of Directors, 1989-1992
  • Rotary Club of Sacramento, 1981-1989
  • Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Executive Committee, 1980-1983, 1985
  • Sacramento Adventist Academy, Board Chairman, 1981-1985
  • World Delegate for Seventh-day Adventist Church, New Orleans, LA, 1981
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, 1981
  • California Consumer Attorneys, Sacramento Chapter
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 1978, 1979
  • Asian Community Center (formerly Japanese Community Center), Board of Directors, 1973-1978
  • Sacramento Area Economic Opportunity Council, Board of Directors, 1974, 1975
  • Sacramento City School Bond Committee, Co-Chairman, 1975
  • Sacramento County Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors, 1974
  • Japanese American Citizens League, President, 1973
  • International Cabinet of Consulting Counselors, Office of General Counsel, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • North American Division, Cabinet of Consulting Counselors, Office of General Counsel, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity, May 1970

INSURANCE DEFENSE:

Approved defense counsel for the following insurance companies:

  • Federal Insurance Company
  • CHUBB Insurance Company
  • Century Surety Insurance Company
  • Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont, Inc.
  • Adventist Risk Management, Inc.

LECTURER:

  • Adventist Attorney’s Conference, Berkeley, CA, September 2008, “Legal Issues Facing the Local Church and School.”
  • Annual Risk Management Conference for Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, Adventist Risk Management, 2008 Risk Management Conference, San Mateo, CA, September 2008, “Friend or Foe – Due Diligence.”
  • Annual Risk Management Conference for Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, Adventist Risk Management, 2008 Risk Management Conference, Mock Trial Presentation, “Child Sex Abuse, Liability and Damages,” San Mateo, CA, September 2008.
  • Adventist Risk Management, Mock Trial Presentation, “Child Sex Abuse, Liability and Damages,” North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists, President’s Symposium, Silver Spring, MD, October 2008.
  • Life Talk, Hope Channel, Steve Gallimore Interview, September 2008, “How Christian Lawyers Can Practice in Today’s Society.”
  • Annual Risk Management Conference for Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, Adventist Risk Management, 2005 Risk Management Conference, Anchorage, AK, September 2005. “Pastoral Hiring and Firing.”
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency, United Kingdom (ADRA-UK), Board of Directors, Watford, UK, June 2005. “Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member of a Church Entity or Corporation,” “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest” and “Child Abuse Prevention.”
  • West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Mid-Year Meetings, Mandeville, Jamaica, W.I., May 2005. “Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member of a Church Entity or Corporation and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest” and “Prevention and Notice of Child Abuse.”
  • Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Office of Education, Principal’s Education Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, April 2005. “Prevention and Notice of Child Abuse.”
  • North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, President’s Symposium, Battle Creek, MI, October 2004. “Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member of a Church Entity or Corporation” and “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest.”
  • Southern Adventist University, Board of Directors, Cohutta Springs, GA, October 2004. “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest.”
  • Caribbean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Trinidad, Port of Spain, June 2004. “Legal Issues in Church Administration,” “Prevention of Child Abuse.”
  • Adventist Risk Management, Las Vegas, NV, March 2004. “Strategies for Meeting the Sex Abuse Victim to Mitigate Damages.”
  • Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Risk Manager’s Conference, Eagle Rock, CA, April 2003. “Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Minors.”
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Pan Europe Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2002, “Avoid Conflicts of Interest as an ADRA Member.”
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Pan Asia Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 2002. “Avoid Conflicts of Interest as an ADRA Member.”
  • Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Berrien Springs, MI, May 2002. “Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member of a Church Entity or Corporation.”
  • Inter-American Division of the Seventh-day Adventists, Miami, FL, May 2002. “Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member of a Church Entity or Corporation.”
  • RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.) – Religious Non-Profit, San Francisco, CA, May 2000. “Corporate Directors’ Fiduciary Duties: An Overview.”
  • Consumnes River College, Department of Sociology, Sacramento, CA, 1996 -2008. “The Japanese-American Experience During World War II.”
  • Fall Education Council, Northern California Conference, Pleasant Hill, CA, November 2000. “Workplace Harassment and Conducting an Effective Investigation.”
  • Annual Risk Management Conference for Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, Adventist Risk Management Conference, Rochester, NY, September 2000.”Discussion of Conflicts of Interest: Issues Concerning Directors and/or Officers of Charitable or Nonprofit Organizations.”
  • Combined Board of Directors of Adventist Risk Management; Adventist Risk Management: Adventist Risk Management; Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont; Gencon Insurance Service, Inc, Gencon Agency, Inc., Gencon Self-Insurance Service, Stowe, Vermont, 1999. “Avoiding Conflict of Interest by Overlapping Boards.”
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Pan Asian Regional Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, December 1999. “Avoid Conflict of Interest as an ADRA Member,” “Recognizing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse.”
  • Adventist Forum, Pleasant Hill, CA, April 1999. “General Conference Leadership Crisis.” Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Department of Education, Pleasant Hill, CA, 1994, 1998, 1999. “Employment Issues.”
  • Annual Risk Management Conference for Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division, Cincinnati, OH, 1998. “The Duty of Care of an Insured to the Insurer.”
  • Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, 1998. “What is Sexual Harassment and How to Avoid Claims.”
  • Combined Board of Directors of Adventist Risk Management; Adventist Risk Management: Adventist Risk Management; Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont; Gencon Insurance Service, Inc.; Gencon Agency, Inc.; Gencon Self-Insurance Service; Gencon Financial Services, Stowe, VT, 1997. “The Duty of Care of an Insurer to the Insured.”
  • University of California, Davis Medical Center, Medical Resident Program. “Testifying Within your Area of Expertise.”
  • Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Department of Education, Westlake Village, CA, 1993, 1996. “Avoid Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment Claims.”
  • North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Attorneys Conference, San Diego, CA, October 1995. “What Do Seventh-day Adventist Attorneys Want and Need from Their Church.”

PUBLICATIONS:

  • JD 2000. Legal Publication. “Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors: Furthering the Mission of the Church.”
  • Ministry Magazine. November 1999, International Journal for Pastors. “Sexual Involvement with Parishioners.”
  • JD 1998. Legal Publication. “Ready to Testify About Your Religious Beliefs?”
  • JD 1995. Legal Publication. “Should the Church File Cross-Complaints?”
  • JD 1995. Legal Publication. “Taxing the Offering Plate.”

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, highest level of legal ability.
  • Pacific Union College, Honorary Bachelor of Law Degree, June 2001.
  • Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc., Volunteer of the Year, 2000.
  • Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc., Volunteer of the Year 1998.
  • Certificate of Recognition, California Trial Lawyers’ Association, Trial Lawyer and Personal. Injury Lawyer, 1979 to 1998.

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