Trial lawyer, determined to preserve the civil justice system and to protect the right to trial by jury for small businesses and for people injured, and the families of people killed, by carelessness, malpractice or defective products.
Republican Trial Lawyer determined to convince republicans that many in our party are on the wrong side of the civil justice system debate: that “justice for all” is non-partisan; that no man, woman, company or industry is above the law; that equal protection under the law is a core belief of republicans and trial lawyers; that trial lawyers, like traditional republicans, oppose big government and federal regulation of matters that the states have historically managed; that trial lawyers practice conservative economic philosophy, which lets the force of economic markets separate the weak from the strong, good products from bad products, valuable and competent services from substandard or dangerous services; that our fiscally responsible tort system presumes those causing harm will pay the cost of that harm instead of dumping their irresponsibility onto the public tab, and makes it economically unwise for companies to sell dangerous or defective products.
Co-Chair, Republican Lawyer Caucus of the Consumer Attorneys of California
State Chair for California, Republican Trial Lawyer Caucus of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member, National Republican Congressional Committee