Practice Areas
Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Victims Rights, Toxic Torts

Admitted to Bar
Arizona, 1976; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1976; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1977; U.S. Supreme Court, 1993.

Law School
University of Arizona, J.D., 1975.

College
University of Arizona, B.A., 1972.

Member
Pima County, Federal and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member: Peer Review Committee, 1992-1995; Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, 1991-1995; Joint Committee on Judicial Nominating Commissions, 1992-1995); Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2001); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Hispanic National Bar Association; Morris K. Udall Inn of Court (Master, 1993-1995)

Biography
Private Practice, 1980-Present. Magistrate, City of South Tucson, 1982-1985. Special Magistrate, City of Tucson, 1982-1985. Member, Pima County Juvenile Court Advisory Board, 1996-1998. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1994-1997. Member, Advisory Council, Border Environmental Cooperation Commission, 2000-2002 (Appointed by President Clinton). Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation, 1983. Pima Community College, Associate Instructor, Business and Criminal Law, 1977-1980. Deputy Pima County Attorney, 1977-1980. Assistant Pima County Public Defender, 1976-1977. Volunteer Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona, 1981-1988. University of Arizona, Law College Association, Board of Directors, 1984-1996. Named as an Outstanding Graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, 1984. Selected United Way Volunteer of the Year, 1985. Received the Arizona Minority Bar Association Community Service Award, 1992. Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating since1996. Selected by the State Bar of Arizona, in 2001, as one of the 100 outstanding minority or women lawyers in the history of the Arizona legal profession. 2007-2011 Arizona Super Lawyers - Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine. 2009 Portrait in Excellence Award - University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni. 2011 The Top 100 Lawyers - The American Trial Lawyers Association.

Languages
English and Spanish

Reported Cases
State v. Watkins 122 Ariz 12, 592 P2d 1278 (Ct.App. 1979); McCann v. Patagonia Union High School Dist. 129 Ariz 127, 629 P2d 94 (Ct.App. 1981); Boyd v. Mary E. Dill School Dist. #51 129 Ariz422, 631 P2d 577 (Ct.App. 1981); Acevedo v. Pima County Adult Probation Dept. 142 Ariz 319, 690 P2d 38 (1984) 44 ALR4th 631; Bower v. Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind 146 Ariz 168, 704 P2d 809 (Ct.App. 1984); Petolicchio v. Santa Cruz County Fair 177 Ariz 256, 866 P2d 1342 (1994).

Born
Tucson, Arizona, March 5, 1950.

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