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EDUCATION

Graduate Law School:Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
• Degree: Master of Laws Degree in Medicolegal Law
• Academic: L.L.M. Degree in Medicolegal Law – thesis completed: “The Role of Trauma as a Medicolegal Cause of Bacterial Infectious Disease”

Medical School: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Courses taken in the School of Medicine on a Degree Program

Law School: Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
• Degree: Juris Doctor

College: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Degree: Bachelor of Arts
• Major in History, minors in Business, Psychology and Sociology Activities: Undergraduate social fraternity, intramural sports


LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

• Auto Negligence :T.B.I., neurological and serious injuries
• Wrongful Death
• Medical Malpractice, especially birth trauma, brain damage, and complex injuries
• Pharmaceutical Liability
• Mediations, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution
• Multi-District Litigation Class Actions (State and Federal)


CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE

• August 2014 to Present: Larger office at 14362 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Suite 1104 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260; contacts still maintained with Kelly J. McDonald, J.D., R.N.

• January 2013 to August 2014: Sharing space: The Law Offices of Kelly J. McDonald, J.D., R.N. 16421 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 207, Phoenix, Arizona 85032. Practice involves every phase of prelitigation and litigation in all areas of personal injury, including TBI, complex and substantial injuries. Select medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability, with catastrophic injuries pursued.

• November 2008 to December 2012: Of Counsel to Blumberg and Associates, with Bruce E. Blumberg Esq., at 3600 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. Litigation preparation with clients, lay witnesses and medical experts. Client interview through trial preparation, complex depositions, full litigation, ARCP 26.1 detailed disclosure statements and pre-deposition and deposition of medical experts on complex injury cases.


LICENSES/ADMISSIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

• State Bar of Arizona
• State Bar of California
• State Bar of Michigan
• Federal District Court, Phoenix, Arizona
• Federal District Court, San Francisco, California
• Federal District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
• Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Ÿ Maricopa County Bar Association Ÿ
• Michigan Association for Justice
• American Association for Justice


LEGAL PUBLICATIONS:

• General Negligence concerning governmental agents, International Law Journal, Case Western Reserve University, (Published): “A Survey of Medicolegal Aspects of Human Organ Transplantation in The United States”


PRIOR PRIVATE PRACTICE:

• Trial attorney in medical law with San Francisco, CA. law firm of Cartwright, Slobodin and Sucherman, Mentor: Robert E. Cartwright

• Trial attorney in personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability with the law firm of Sommers, Schwartz, et al., with Stanley S. Schwartz Esq., Southfield, Michigan


AFFILIATIONS:

Of Counsel to:
• Nancy Hersh Esq., of Hersh & Hersh, San Francisco, California (415) 441-5544
• Robert Bokelman Esq., San Diego, California (925) 822-5992
• William S. Leonard Esq., Encino, California (818) 205-9992


LANGUAGES:

• Fluent in Spanish, especially conversational


SOCIAL INTERESTS:

• Blood Drive organizer and director for 25 years
• Physical fitness, including six full and six half marathons (Arizona Road Racers and PFChang), charitable and societal activities including Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Desert Botanical Gardens