U.S. Marine Corps, 1963-1966
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1966-1969
Deputy sheriff, Los Angeles County, California, 1969-1980
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1980-1983
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1983-2005
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 2005-2007
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, September 5, 2006; no Senate vote
The only law school with four courses of study leading to the J.D. degree, Southwestern Law School offers traditional full-time and part-time programs as well as a unique 2-year J.D. alternative curriculum. The campus includes the extraordinary Bullocks Wilshire building, a world-renowned historic Art Deco landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.