Title Insurance Underwriting Claims Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Title Insurance, Land Title Examination,Title Insurance Underwriting & Claims, Real Estate & Title Laws Involving Mortgage Loans Escrows Bankruptcies Creditors’ Rights & Mechanics’ Liens, Ingress Egress,

Expert Witness No.542


Summary and Professional Profile

An accomplished California Real Property and Title Attorney of 20+ years with wide and thorough knowledge on all aspects of real estate and title laws involving mortgage loans, escrows, bankruptcies, creditors’ rights, and mechanics’ liens. An enthusiastic trainer with a background delivering multiple presentations on real estate history and related subjects. An expert problem solver proficient in settling real property issues with a passion for educating and ensuring complex issues are delivered clearly and fully understood.

Areas of Expertise Skilled in negotiating contracts Proficient in researching and analyzing Exceptional verbal and written communications Excellent telephone skills Appeared as expert witness on real property matters in California Superior Court for California Attorney General and private attorneys Highly organized / Detailed / Accurate Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Wikipedia, and Internet Research

Accomplishments / Affiliations

  • Member California Bar
  • Grader Performance Test on California Bar Examination
  • Member California Forms and Practices Committee
  • Chairman Subcommittee on Land Use and Subdivision Map Act
    of CLTA (California Land Title Association)
  • Docent National Park Services at John Muir Site, Martinez, CA, and
  • Guide San Francisco City Guides, “Rising Steel Architectural Tour”
  • History Instructor Osher Life-Long Learning Institute ‒ “America’s Cup” at
    CSU, East Bay, CA
  • Lecturer Title Insurance for Lorman Education Services Two Classes
  • Columnist Volunteer, “Of Historical Interest,” Martinez News Gazette


(Title Insurance, Escrow/Closing Services and related Real Estate Services)California State Underwriting Attorney
Answer real estate- related inquiries of key personnel from 20-25 California branch offices Evaluate risks in issuing title insurance policies on bankruptcies, creditors’ rights and mechanics’ liens Specialize in large energy (fossil, fuel, geothermal) and resource transactions, i.e., forest land Interact with attorneys, real estate brokers, lenders, and their clients, and the public Approved projects, commercial buildings, and energy projects with liabilities in billions of dollars Participated in the ” 49ers Stadium” loan of over $1 billion in Santa Clara County Awarded “Attorney of the Year”

Northern California Regional Underwriting Attorney
Similar duties to those noted above.


San Francisco Bar Assn. – Won “Pro-Bono” award for assisting low-income clients


U.S. Army, Dog Handler – Viet Nam War


BA History Major Davis, CA
JD Southern California College of the Law, Ventura, CA
U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2 years toward MBA–
Courses CLTA (California Land Title Association) 20+ years
Various Real Estate and related subjects 20+ years