Timothy F. Shields, Esq.
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY, Rated A-V; the highest rating available for both legal ability and general ethical standards.
May, 1986-June 1990 VOSS & GEORGE; 415 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, California. Associate attorney. Responsible for trial and preparation of real estate, construction, debt collection, and general business cases in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense clients. Preparation of contracts and related documents for real estate financing and development, and secured transactions.
November, 1983-May, 1986 LEEVAN, VOSS & COURTNEY; 217 N. Main St., Santa Ana, California. Associate Attorney and Law Clerk. Responsible for research, preparation and organization of business litigation cases and documents for domestic and international business transactions.
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Cheney, Washington. Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1983. Wilson Medallion [University's Highest Honor] 1982; Alumni Council Outstanding Student Award 1982; Honor Roll 1979, 1980, 1981. Student Body Vice President, 1981.
CENTER FOR TRIAL AND APPELLATE ADVOCACY, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, California, 1987.Certificate program in business litigation technique and strategy.
CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEALS, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION THREE, Santa Ana, California, 1983. Clerk extern to Justice Edward J. Wallin. Researched and drafted appellate court opinions. Analyzed and prepared recommendations for disposition of extraordinary writs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Santa Ana-Tustin YMCA, 1989 to 1994.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, 1997 to present.
ARBITRATOR, Orange County Bar Association, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, 1991 to present. Arbitrator for disputes between attorneys and clients over fees charged or services rendered.
JUDGE PRO TEMPORE, Orange County Superior Court, 1994 to present. Supervising settlement conferences in business and general civil disputes.
Admitted to membership and to practice: United States Supreme Court United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit United States Claims Court United States Tax Court United States Court of Military Appeals U.S. District Courts (Southern, Central and Northern ...districts of California) American Bar Association American Trial Lawyers Association Orange County Bar Association-- Business Litigation Section -- Business Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association