1989, Nevada and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Law School: McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
Washoe County and American (Member, Committee of Judges) Bar Associations; State Bar of Nevada (Member: Fee Dispute Committee, 1997—; Executive Committee, 1999-2002; Board of Governors, 2009—; Board Member, Mandatory Department of Continuing Legal Education Board, 2009—; Chair, Northern Nevada Advertising Committee, 2007-2009; Liaison: Advertising Review Committee, 2009—; Public Lawyers Section, 2009—); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association; Northern McGeorge Alumni Association (President, 1990—); Northern Nevada Woman Lawyers Association; Nevada Law Foundation.
BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Dean’s Honor List.Recipient: National Moot Court Best Brief Finalist, 1988; President Award, Student Bar Association, 1988; Nevada Endowed Scholarship and Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship, McGeorge School of Law, 1988; Honors at Entrance Book Award, McGeorge School, 1986; Best of Reno, Lawyer Reno News and Review; Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans in Society and Business, 1992; Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 2001; First Place, Senior Persuasive Speaking, San Jose Invitational Forensic Tournament, 1986; Elaine Newton Memorial Scholarship, 1985; Second Overall Speaker Award, San Francisco Attorney Judged Debate, 1986.
Awarded the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Scholarship, 1983-1986; National Council of Juvenile Court Judges Award, 1984; Reno Rotary Scholarship, 1983; Nevadan of the Year, McGeorge School of Law, 2001.
Law Clerk, Law Office of Digesti and Peck. Student Assistant and Program Coordinator, McGeorge School of Law.
Member and President, 1986-1989, McGeorge Nevada Law Students Association. Member, Board of Governors, 1987-1988 and Secretary, 1987-1988, Student Bar Association. Member, 1986-1989 and President, 1988-1989, Student Trial Lawyer’s Association.Executive Committee, National Moot Court, McGeorge School of Law, 1988-1989.
Co-Author: with Kenneth Peak, Ph.D. “The World’s Oldest Tool for Professional Law Enforcement: Historical and Legal Perspectives on the Police Baton,” The Justice Professional, 1993.
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law, University of Nevada and Truckee Meadow’s Community College, 1990-1998. Instructor: Criminal Law Seminar, State Bar of Nevada, 2005; Ethics Seminar, State Bar of Nevada, 2004. Course Planner and Moderator, Civil Practice and Procedure, State Bar of Nevada. Attorney: Berstein and Associates, 1990-1991; Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, 1991-1993. Judge Pro Tem: Justice Court; Reno Municipal Courts. Arbitrator and Mediator, State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee, 2003. Senior Counsel Member, The College of Master Advocates and Barrister.
Formerly with Jenny Diane Hubach.
San Gabriel, California, July 11
The state of Nevada v. Weston Sirex; State of Nevada v. Brandon Talbot; the State of Nevada v. Gregory Ford; the State of Nevada v. Timothy Braxton; United States v. Martin Makepeace, U.S. District Court, 1990.