For the last four decades, Mac’s trial practice has focused on the defense of catastrophic injury cases through out California.

As a result of focusing on the defense of catastrophic injury cases, Mac has had the opportunity to try over 40 cases against many of the most accomplished plaintiff’s counsel in the State.

The underlying cases have varied widely, ranging from propane explosions, toxic torts, NASCAR collisions, ski lift failures, and construction site excavation failures. The common denominator of the majority of cases Mac has tried is that of catastrophic injuries to multiple parties.
As a result of Mac’s long history of working in the arena of high-risk sports he has authored works on liability waivers and releases used throughout the United States and successfully argued for the enforcement of waivers applicability to private rescue and security services before the California Appellate Court.

Common to each case is Mac’s focus on personal contact and direct communication with each client who has been entrusted to him for representation. Relationships, consistent and clear communication between client and counsel are essential to trial success and are of vital importance to Mac.

Mac is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble and has served as a pro tem settlement conference judge in numerous counties throughout Northern California.


  • Pepperdine University, B.S., cum laude, 1978
  • Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • California,1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California