Expert Qualifications

This experienced trial lawyer has taken 105 cases to judgment and verdict, specializing in business, real estate, and legal malpractice. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School and then spent several years with law firm Meserve, Mumper & Hughes. The expert later worked as a Partner for Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel, where he was in charge of the legal malpractice unit. He also served as a Principal with Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith & Phillips and then with Newkirk, Newkirk, Rolin & Drucker. The expert is a Member of the Superior Court Arbitration Panel and a Past President of the Lawyers Professional Liability Bar Association of Southern California. He currently focuses his consulting efforts on attorney conduct in compliance with applicable standards of care.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA (Westlake Village)
  • B.A., University of California-Berkeley
  • J.D., University of Southern California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar
  • Member & Past Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Superior Court Arbitration Panel
  • Member & Past President, Lawyers Professional Liability Bar Association of Southern California
  • Former, Associate, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes
  • Former, Partner, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes
  • Former, Partner, Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel
  • Former, Principal, Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith & Phillips
  • Former, Principal, Newkirk, Newkirk, Rolin & Drucker
  • Current, Sole Practitioner & Legal Malpractice Expert Witness

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