Awards and Certifications


 

        President’s Pro Bono Service Award
        State Bar of California
        2014

        Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
        San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
        2009

        Mediator of the Year 1998 - 1999
        United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

        Mediator of the Year 1990 - 1991
        United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California

       Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
        State Bar of California
        2008, 2010, 2011, 2013

        Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
        Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California
        1995 - 2016        

        Board Certified - Business Bankruptcy Law
        American Board of Certification
        1994 - 2016

        Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy Law                
        American Board of Certification        
        2004 - 2016

        Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy
        San Diego 2015 - 2016

        Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy
        San Diego 2007, 2011 - 2016

        Master of the Bench 1992 - 2016
        William Todd American Inn of Court

        Outstanding Instructor 1981
        U.S.C. School of Business