Retiring from Law Practice

new tiresAfter 28 years, I am retiring from the practice of law and closing my law office effective February 2, 2015.  It’s been a great learning experience, and it’s been a privilege to make the acquaintance of so many excellent clients as well as adverse parties and attorneys.

This is not necessarily a final decision. If some compelling matter spurs me to get back in the ring, I can do that simply by paying the annual State Bar dues.  But I’m 73 years old and, as the saying goes, you have to know when to hold them and you have to know when to fold them.

There is no shortage of lawyers in California, and the Bay Area in particular is home to many of the best and the brightest.  The Alameda County Bar Association lawyer referral panel is available online here or by telephone at 510-302-2222, extension 4.

I’m not going away.  I’ve got a stack of writing projects on my desk and I’m busy with various issues and causes.  For example,  I’ve just started Duplex Press to try to pull some of my writings together under one roof, and I’ve caught a passion for a local park, among other commitments.  In fact I seem to be busier than ever. If you’ll pardon the pun, my re-tirement means I’m putting on new tires.

You can still contact me via this website.  I can’t be your lawyer, but I could be your friend.


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