Practice Areas
Military Law; International Law; Mexican and Latin America Business Transactions.

Admitted
1959, Arizona; 1962, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1965, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 1967, U.S. Supreme Court; 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Law School
University of Arizona, LL.B., 1959.

College
University of Arizona, B.S., 1956.

Member
State Bar of Arizona (Chairman, International Law Section, 1974-1976).
 

Biography
Selected as one of the 100 outstanding minority or women lawyers in the history of the Arizona legal profession. Selected by the Phoenix based Valle del Sol Inc. for the 2002 Profiles of Success Hispanic Leadership Hall of Fame Award for his lifetime work for Civil Rights. Author: Country Law Study for Spain/A Survey of the Substantive and Procedural Criminal Law of Spain (A Comparative Study) 77 pages. 1964 Wiesbaden, Germany, published by HQ USAF in Europe - Office of the Judge Advocate (Updated Study in 1968 on aspect of "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" - Eighth Amendment at request of USAF in Washington, D.C.); General Laws Relating to the Field of Domestic Relations & Divorce Law in Mexico, published June 1967, Arizona State Bar Journal. Co-Author: "Application for Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa," CLE Seminar, December 1978, published State Bar of Arizona 1978; Border Industrialization Article prepared as part of transcript for Federal Bar Association, U.S. - Mexico Trade Law Conference, Dallas, TX 1980; "Doing Business in Mexico: A Private Practitioner's Point of View," article published by the College of Law, University of Arizona, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 1, Number 1, pp. 32-34; "Border Industries" article 28 pages, for Federal Bar Association publication, U.S.-Mexico Trade and Investment Law Conference, September 1982, Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA. Update of this article appeared in a later edition of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law; "The 'Flip' Side of Fast Track," also appearing as "Boost for Maintaining Civil Cases on Fast Track", p. 4, Maricopa Lawyer, December 1985, State Bar of Arizona, Bar Briefs, January 1986, Vol. 24, No. I, p.1. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Pretrial Litigation, College of Law, University of Arizona, Fall 2000. Trained Venezuelan Judges in Caracas on "oral proceedings", under US. Embassy contract, Fall 2000 and Fall 2001. Co-Chair, Judicial Education Task Force, Arizona/Sonora International Judicial Cooperation Project, 1993-1997. Special Master, Valuation of Touristic Properties in a Family Law Matters in Maricopa Superior Court, regarding (1) on-site inspection of luxury homes in Puerto Vallarto, Jalisco, (2) and Agrarian property located near Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. Member, Phoenix City Council, 1970-1974. Superior Court Judge, Maricopa County, 1983-1999.

In February 2003, under a State Department Speaker’s Grant presented several lectures during the course of a week, in Spanish on the subject “Free Access to Information and the Judiciary” to various assemblies in connection with separate workshops sponsored by the Consejo de la Prensa Peruana and the Director General de La Academia de La Magistratura with the assistance of the US Embassy in Lima and Chiclayo, Peru. Host country representatives of the press, Peruvian Judges, Law Professors, Law Students and Military Judge Advocates were interested in learning about the US FOIA experience and the role of the US Federal judiciary concerning FOIA, in light of Peru’s recent adoption of an organic law related to the transparency of information.

Performed US-AID sub-contracts in June and August, 2004 in Bogota, Colombia, training Colombian judges on conducting criminal jury trials, and assisted Colombian trainers in afternoon workshops. Colombian courts were implementing changes effective January 2005.

Military
U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen., 1959-1991

In last post served as the Mobilization Assistant for Guard and Reserve Judge Advocate training programs to the Headquarters Staff Judge Advocate's office of the Strategic Air Command, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Languages
English and Spanish

Born
Nogales, Arizona, October 14, 1934.

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