Attorney Profile

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 1988, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • 1990, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

University of San Francisco // 1987
  • Juris Doctor
  • Cum Laude

Universities Attended

University of San Diego, Kroc School of Peace Studies // 2010
  • Masters of Arts in Peace Studies
    • Specializing in Human Rights and Rule of Law issues in Mexico and Guatemala.
San Diego State University // 1982
  • Bachelors of Arts, Classics and Spanish
Universidad de Granada, España // 1980
  • Certificado, Estudios Hispanos


  • Certification as Mediator, National Institute of Conflict Resolution

Boards and Councils

  • Advisory Council, Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego
  • Advisory Council, Museum of Man, Border Crossings Project
  • Consejo Asesor de Escuela de Estudios e Investigación Judicial, Guanajuato, México

Other Professional Areas

I have presented talks at many international conferences on topics related to law and human rights.