OBJECTIVE: To engage in the practice of law in a manner that is befitting of the profession,
personally rewarding and of beneficial service to the community as a whole.


  • March 1983 to Present

    Engaged as a sole practitioner at the present address. General practice, centering on the various aspects of legal representation, with an emphasis on criminal defense and civil litigation including initiation and defense of fraud, contractual landlord and a variety of personal injury tort actions. Also provide representation regarding the formation of corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and sole proprietorships, and provide on going representation. Extensive experience also in the areas of trusts, probate and personal injury litigation.
  • 2009 to Present

    Instructor - University of San Francisco - Intensive Advocacy Program.
  • May 1981 February 1983

    Theater Development Corporation 411 Borel Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402
    Title: General Counsel

    Managed all aspects of legal affairs including leasing of real property, employee relations and construction contracts.
  • August 1981 to February 1982

    San Carlos Cinemas, Inc. Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94060
    Title: Operations Manager/In house Counsel

    Managed day to day operations of a medium sized movie theater chain. Responsible for 10 locations and a staff of 100+.


  • 1980 Graduate of Southwestern University School of Law
    675 Westmoreland Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
    Juris Doctor Top 20% of Class
  • 1977 Graduate of University of California
    at Los Angeles
    405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Bachelor of Arts Political Science
  • 1973 Graduate of Petaluma High School, Petaluma


Jon Rankin


Marin County Superior Court

  • 1991 Appointed Judge Pro Tem
  • 1997 Appointed Discovery Referee

Rotary Club

  • Member of Tiburon Belvedere Rotary Club since 1984
  • 1994 95 Club President
  • 1991 92 Rotarian of the Year
  • 1996 97 Club Foundation President
  • 1986 to 1996 Board of Directors
  • 1988 to 1993 Club Secretary
  • 1989 Recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow

Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce since 1984
  • 1989 to 1991 President
  • 1987 to present Board of Directors

Cystic Fibrosis

  • 1989 Established charitable corporation, "The Redbone, Inc." and have provided on going representation on a pro bono basis. This entity operates several celebrity fishing tournaments annually for the exclusive benefit of the fight against CF.
  • 1995 Member of Advisory Board for "The Redbone, Inc."

Alternate Defenders, Inc.

  • 2007 to present Member of the Board of Directors