Certifications and Memberships

  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California (2019-2021). The Commission assists the Governor in the judicial selection process by providing evaluations of candidates for judicial appointment and nomination.
  • Family Law Advisory Commission to the State Bar of California – Chair 2017; Member 2013-2016. This Advisory Commission is limited to approximately ten Family Law Specialists from across California, and both authors and evaluates the exam for attorneys applying to become Certified Family Law Specialists in California.
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization – 2008
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section – President 2011; Vice President 2010; Treasurer 2009; Secretary 2008; Member 2006-2007
  • American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas – 2010

Presentations and Publications

  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017 – “A Dispute in Value – Analysis, Examination and Cross-Examination of Real Estate Appraisers”
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017 Institute – “Hot Tips: The Use of Screenshots in Pleadings and Practice”
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2016 – “Family Law Basics, with an Emphasis on Spousal Support”
  • Orange County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section, 2015 – “Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Family Law Matters”
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013 – “Discovery and Depositions in Family Law Matters”
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2011 – “Cross-examination of Financial Experts in Family Law Matters”
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine, 2002 – “Drafting and Litigating Premarital Agreements”

Awards & Recognition

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers- Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Fellow
  • Rated AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest possible rating
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine – 2015-present
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the field of Family Law – 2020-2023
  • 500 Leading Family Lawyers in America – Lawdragon
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine – 2012-2014

Reported Decisions

  • In re Marriage of Drake, (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 934


  • Loyola Law School, 2002
  • Loyola Marymount University, BA 1998

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of California, 2002