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Updated December 1, 2014


Anker Hymes & Schreiber
Woodland Hills, CA
Associate Attorney

Estate planning, administration, litigation and business transactional, real estate and civil litigation,. Prepare complaints, answers, demurrers, petitions, motions, and written discovery in a variety of civil litigation and trust litigation matters. Court appearances in relation to such pleadings and discovery motions. Take and defend depositions of clients and opposing parties in trust litigation matters. Draft mediation briefs and represent clients in mediation discussions.

Abraham Lincoln University
Los Angeles, CA
Adjunct Professor

Teaches Wills, Trusts and Estates, Remedies, Community Property and other courses to law students as well as Introductory paralegal classes.

Knox Consulting
Simi Valley, CA

Reviewed case files, conducted legal research, and prepared writs, motions and appeals for submission to the Nevada State courts in both civil and criminal matters. Provide advice and implement complete estate plans to clients.

Carl R. Waldman, A Law Corp.
Westlake Village, CA
Associate Attorney

Business transactional and estate planning practice. Implemented a complete estate plan and/or business organizational structure. Probate and trust administrations, estate contests, trust drafting and execution, forming corporations, family limited partnerships and exempt organizations.

Clark County District Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Post-Graduate Clerk

Reviewed case files, performed legal research, and prepared "Fast Track" responses and answering briefs submitted to the Nevada Supreme Court. Performed independent legal research and prepared oppositions to motions submitted to the Nevada State district court, the Nevada Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court, such as petitions for writ of certiorari, motions for discovery, motions for protective orders, and petitions for writ of habeas corpus. A variety of cases have resulted in published opinions. Maintained independent case load in different court systems consisting of misdemeanors to capital cases.


University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA J.D., December 2003

San Diego International Law Journal, Member (Fall 2002 - Spring 2003)

California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA Attended 2001-2002

Class Rank: Top 14% (31/217)

Dean's Honor List (Spring 2002 and Summer 2002)

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA B. A., June 2001

Law and Society with Criminal Justice emphasis


California State Bar, June 2004 (Bar No. 231346)

Recent Posts

March 1

Gardening in the Backyard

Nothing better than a weekend spent in the backyard with the Kids and the Dog. Planted broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, corn, peppers, and strawberries

December 20

If you Will it...

It amazes me when my children come home from school that they are singing the same enchanting rhymes that my classmates and I sung decades ago. These are likely the same that my parents sung when they were in school too. The fact is, over time, some things remain a constant and will be passed on between groups with little change. The same is true with the dissemination of legal knowledge. One person talks to another and that person talks to someone else and conceptions and principals are passed on. I have come across a very common misconception both with my clients and with my students when it comes to how a Will works.

August 13

Missing Identification

I have been a notary public since 2005 yet it was only in this past month that I ran into an issue of the client not having appropriate identification; and it happened twice in the same week. This opened my eyes to an issue, which I believe will only get worse in the coming years. Older clients, more specifically the clients who no longer drive themselves, are letting their driver's license expire and are not obtaining an alternate form of identification.


Digital Assests

Delaware leads way. Will California Follow?

Digital assets and digital accounts present many potential problems and issues upon the death of the owner. Delaware has taken a major step forward to address some of those issues-under a newly enacted Delaware law, they are now treated the same as any other physical asset.

The Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act was signed into law by the Governor of Delaware this morning. This is the first law that gives access to a person's "digital estate" following death or incapacity. Among the assets included under the act are: email, cloud storage, social media, health records, licenses and databases.

On a go-forward basis, if a person dies and is a resident of Delaware at the time of death, companies are obligated to provide the username, login and password information to the estate representative. The company would be able to withhold this information only if they were directed that the account not be accessible in the event of death or incapacity.