I'm a California-licensed attorney (who is not admitted to any other state) with over a decade's experience in civil litigation and transactional practice.
If you have questions about a contract, business formation, business operations, land use and real estate, landlord/tenant, labor/employment, or other legal issues involving California or US federal law only, I can help you!
I am available for transactional work and litigation-drafting work anywhere in California ONLY.
I am not admitted to practice in any other state in the United States or in any foreign country.
(No overseas jobs unless it involves California or U.S. federal law.)
I provide transactional and advisory services IN CALIFORNIA ONLY in business formation and operations, labor and employment issues, real estate and land use, contracts, and all aspects of municipal law including zoning, licensing, assessments, and open government. I also provide litigation support including assisting with discovery and review of pleadings.
Please note: I am not available for providing legal services to companies outside the United States, unless your requested services are to be performed in California or involve transactions with companies or entities in California.
State Bar of California
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
San Diego Injury Law Center
2012 - 2012
Plaintiffs'-side personal injury attorney, who was first-chair counsel for two jury trials; also drafted complaints, wrote and argued pre-trial motions, took and defended depositions, and propounded and responded to written discovery.
City of San Diego
Deputy City Attorney
2010 - 2011
Responsible for transactional/advisorylegal services for City's Real Estate Assets Department and Neighborhood Code Compliance Division; was chief transactional attorney for telecommunications siting and permit process.
County of Madera
Deputy County Counsel
2003 - 2010
Transactional and litigation attorney for local government, advising and litigating on land use, labor and employment issues, civil rights, open government, peace officer/correctional issues, public health and social services. Was legal advisor to various boards and commissions.
Richard A. Ciummo & Associates
2002 - 2003
Criminal-defense attorney representing minors and adults charged with various criminal offenses.