"A.V." rating, Martindale-Hubbell.
Representative Appellate Litigation:
CSEA v. Torrance Unified School District (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 1040, Court of Appeal affirmed school district not required to pay wages to classified employees who did not work on staff development student-free days.
Californians Aware v. Orange Unified School District (2008) 4th District Court of Appeal, Division 3, No. G038499 [2008 Cal.App.Unpub.LEXIS 7487], Court of Appeal upheld Board of Education's right to participate in public debate and adopt censure resoluttion. School District awarded attorney fees under California anti-SLAPP statute.
El Camino Community College District v. Superior Court (1985) 173 Cal.App.3d 606, Original writ proceeding in Court of Appeal reversing Superior Court order compelling arbitration.
Professional Affiliations and Activities:
Member, California School Boards Association, Legal Advisory Committee to the CSBA Education Legal Alliance, 1992 to present.
Member, Board of Directors, Council of School Attorneys, National School Boards Association, 1985-89.
NSBA Council of School Attorneys; California Council of School Attorneys.
Publications and Presentations:
Monograph on Religion and the Schools Issues, April 1994; Revised and Updated in "Religion and Public Schools: Striking a Constitutional Balance," 2008.
Frequent presenter at conferences and in-service training for trustees and administrators.
10th Annual Labor and Employment Public Sector Program, "Presenting Your Case to PERB," 2004.