He attained his education in Los Angeles, graduating in 1990 from UCLA with a BA in political science. In 1993, he graduated from Loyola Law School, also in Los Angeles. In 1993, he began practicing law. In the years since, he has earned a reputation as an excellent litigator and has earned many honors and awards in that time. From 2018 to 2020, he was named a Lawyer of Distinction. Also during those years, he was named as one of the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for his work. From 2004 through 2010, he was honored with the title of Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star. From 2011 through 2020, he was designated as a Southern California Super Lawyer. His ranking by Martindale-Hubbell was AV, their highest ranking.
He has a number of bar admissions for both California and Nevada. These include the California and Nevada State Bars and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California and the United States District Court in the District of Nevada.
He is a member of many different professional organizations. These include the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Medical Malpractice Professionals, Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Management, Defense Research Institute, California Medical Malpractice Defense Professionals, and more.
He was raised in Hawaii, so he loves spending time on the water. He enjoys scuba diving, free diving, paddling, sailing, fishing, and swimming. He also serves as Boy Scouts' assistant scout master to give back to the local community.