Police officer, San Leandro, California, 1973-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Robert F. Kane, California Court of Appeal, First District, 1979
Private practice, Fresno, California, 1979-1990
Adjunct professor, San Joaquin College of Law, 1986-1992
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, 1990-1999
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, August 2, 2006; no Senate vote
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U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of California, 1999-2007