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Ashley Lipson

Ashley Lipson

Professor, Law

Main: (909) 460-2037
College of Law 241

In addition to authoring nine books (while contributing to others) and publishing nearly 80 articles, Professor Lipson is widely known for his global best-selling lawyer videogame Objection! and its accompanying series of CLE approved world-wide recognized games. His best-selling book, Guerrilla Discovery, however, may run a close second.

With over 25 years of experience as a litigator, trial attorney, intellectual property lawyer, tax lawyer, and managing partner of a law firm, he began teaching at the College of Law in 1998. Lipson genuinely enjoys teaching. He created, and currently teaches, the following unique courses in addition to a long list (14) of standard law school classes:

  1. Videogame Law (First of its kind)
  2. Mathematics, Physics, & Finance for Lawyers (First of its kind)
  3. Advanced Discovery
  4. Adversarial Evidence

In addition to creating new courses, Professor Lipson has turned attention toward  the undeveloped potential of distance-learning technology. As a former radio broadcaster and producer, he is currently focused on modernizing traditional classroom instruction.

Lipson also created a once-state-of-the-art computer document system for the legal profession which was widely published in journals throughout the United States (and in Lipson, Law Office Automation, Prentice Hall, 1989). Also widely published were his unique, syndicated legal-themed crossword puzzles.

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Telecommunications, with a Major in Television, Radio and Motion Pictures, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI.
  • J.D.: Law, St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY.
  • M.A.: Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • LL.M.: Taxation, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI.
  • As.D.: Computer Science and Programming, Oakland Com. College, Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Second As.D.: Computer Information Systems, Oakland Com. College, Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Post Degree Studies: Physics, University of Michigan (Senior status).

Publications

Books (Sole Authorship)

  • Is It Admissible? James Publishing, Inc., 1998 [Best Seller], with annual editions published through the present day. This treatise presents a new comprehensive approach for locating fast answers to evidentiary problems.
  • Guerrilla Discovery, James Publishing Company, 2003 [Best Seller], with annual editions published through the present day. With rules, strategies, cases, forms, and discussions covering both federal and state procedures, the book is the most comprehensive and complete single volume on the subject of Discovery ever written.
  • Documentary Evidence, Matthew Bender & Co., Times Mirror Books, 1986, with annual supplements published through the present day. This is a lengthy, annually supplemented treatise intended to serve as a detailed, comprehensive reference to help practitioners accumulate, assemble, store, and determine the admissibility requirements for documentary evidence.
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Matthew Bender & Co., Times Mirror Books, 1988, with annual supplements published through the present day. Intended to serve as the single most comprehensive volume on the subject of Demonstrative Evidence, the treatise contains extensive annotations; it also presents sample authentication procedures, testimony, illustrations, charts, diagrams, checklists, and practical information with respect to the acquisition, transportation, admissibility, and use of Demonstrative Evidence. In addition, the text contains evidentiary arguments and counter-arguments to assist both proponents and opponents.
  • Law Office Automation, Prentice Hall, Inc., 1989; Prentice Hall, Business & Professional Division. The book contained a unique scheme for organizing, cataloguing, computerizing, and creating law office pleadings, files, forms, and documents. The book presented detailed descriptions of the Direct Reference Form Filing System and the Lawyer’s Comprehensive Computer Document System.
  • Rules of Evidence – For Witness Testimony, TransMedia Productions, Inc., 1992. After some basic foundations and principles for the taking of testimony, the book provided details and annotations with respect to the most common objections encountered in a courtroom setting. It introduced the concept of the standardized objections designated and referred to as the “The Big Twelve.”
  • Comprehensive Evidence, TransMedia Productions, Inc., 1994. This book presented a new basis for analyzing the manner in which Evidence might be taught in law schools and used in court. It divided the Universe of Evidence into four components: Testimonial, Documentary, Real, and Demonstrative. Each component was annotated and explained in depth.
  • Mathematics, Physics and Finance for the Legal Profession, Carolina Academic Press, 2011. The title of this combination casebook-textbook is somewhat self-explanatory. In addition to providing instruction, however, it is also designed to extinguish a prevailing law school myth regarding the lack of need for lawyers to understand and handle numbers.
  • Courtroom Use and Misuse of Mathematics, Physics and Finance, Carolina Academic Press, 2013. A revised second Edition of Mathematics, Physics and Finance for the Legal Profession.

Books (Co-Authorship)

  • Computer and Video Game Law, Ashley S. Lipson and Robert Brain, Carolina Academic Press, 2009. The first casebook dealing with the rapidly expanding videogame industry.
  • Videogame Law, Ashley Saunders Lipson and Robert D. Brain, Carolina Academic Press, 2016. This Second Edition of Computer and Video Game Law reconstructed and updated the first casebook.

Books (Contribution)

  • Contribution to Department of Justice – Trial Handbook, The United States, 1997 (Matters pertaining to Documentary Evidence).
  • Contribution to Art of Advocacy – Preparation of The Case, David B. Baum, Matthew Bender & Co., Times Mirror Books, 1989, Supplement and subsequent editions, Chapter 4 (Decimal Document Indexing System).
  • Advice, direction, contribution, and acknowledgment for the Third Revision of the Legal Secretary’s Complete Handbook, DeVries, Prentice Hall, 1989.
  • Chapter-length Afterword, Video Game Policy: Production, Distribution, and Consumption, Jennifer deWinter et al., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Taylor & Francis, Ltd., U.K., November 2015.

Software

  • Objection!, Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson), Platform: C Programming Language. 1992 – Through present day. The original simulation (Now referred to as “Classic Objection!”) was the first computer game to ever receive official state certification for purposes of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. California became the first such state in 1992; presently, every state that permits “home study” has certified the Objection! computer series (approximately 20 states, some of which legislatively altered their CLE accreditation process solely to accommodate the new product). In 1993, the Harvard Record, which as a matter of policy never reviews books or products, considered Objection! so newsworthy and unique that it made an exception. The Harvard Record and many other publications have since, given the product a thumbs-up as an educational tool. With approximately 32,000,000 variations of play, the evidence-based Objection! never gets boring.
  • The Objection! series is presently being used, not only by law firms, but also by major universities, law schools, high schools, municipalities, and governmental and prosecutorial agencies around the country.
  • Civil Objection!, Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson). Platform: C Programming Language. 1994 – Through present day. Capitalizing on its world-wide success as the most popular lawyer game in existence, this follow-up game (unlike Classic Objection!, which only dealt with a single phase of a trial) covers all aspects of the trial examination process, both direct and cross-examination, plaintiff and defendant witnesses, expert and lay witnesses, and even demonstrative evidence presentations. It is accredited by all of the states that have approved Classic Objection!
  • Civil Objection! [Slip/Fall], Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson). Platform: C Programming Language. 1994 – Through present day. This simulation, also accredited, provides a variation on the prior Objection! themes.
  • Expert Witness!, Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson). 1994 – Through present day. Platform: C Programming Language. This variation on the Objection! theme is designed to train attorneys with respect to the qualification, examination, and cross-examination of expert witnesses. It too is accredited by all of the states that permit home study CLE.
  • SivPro!, Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson). Platform: Macromedia Director, Version MX2004. 2004 – Through present day. This particular set of interactive tutorials, in-game lectures, and action-games, a first of its kind, is designed to revolutionize the manner in which law students review subject matter. This game was designed to structure and clarify some of the most difficult concepts of Civil Procedure that confront the first-year law student. It is a complex suite of voice lectures, unique logic-based outlines, and action-games that permit hands-on learning and the visualization of otherwise abstract and confusing concepts. In many respects, the presentation is both doctrinal and concrete.
  • [In Progress] Multigate Challenge, Transmedia Inc. (author/programmer Ashley S. Lipson). Platform: C# in conjunction with the game engine by Unity Technologies, producer of the world’s largest videogame engine. This text-based videogame is aimed at a long-overdue effort to provide meaningful instruction with regard to must-know legal definitions for law students.

Articles (Sole authorship unless otherwise indicated)

  1. “Clueless In The Courtroom,” Article appearing in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 27, 2019, P.6.
  2. “Six Degrees of Separation – Determining Discoverability Under Perpetual Rule Changes,” Lawyer’s Logbook, Winter 2017 Edition, P.22.
  3. “Mobile Device Videogame Teaches Legal Terms.” AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, Fall 2016. Published by: The Association of American Law School, P. 16. (Brief description)
  4. “Cross-Examination Scenes – And What They Teach,” Lawyer’s Logbook, Fall 2015 Edition.
  5. “The Handlers – When Their Clients Become the Sound Bite of the Day, Attorneys Act Quick to Douse the Fire,” Inland Empire Magazine, P.99. November 2014 (Quote only; Interview by Tammy Minn).
  6. “Predictive Coding – Artificial Intelligence Comes To Discovery,” International Law Journal Section e-Journal (April, 2013).
  7. “High Court to Rule on Video Game Violence,” The Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 14, 2010.
  8. “Video Games: Legal Zingers and Zappers,” Front Page, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 10, 2010.
  9. “Lobbyists,” Page 32. The American Trial Lawyer, Spring, 2010, U.S.-Legal Publications.
  10. “The Case of Beagler v. Finch,” Page 130. The American Trial Lawyer, Winter, 2010, U.S.-Legal Publications.
  11. “Bail Them Out or Lock Them Up: Courts Continue to Hide Under the Tarp Of The Business Judgment Rule While Taxpayers Subsidize Bonuses For Failed Executives.” Page 77. The American Trial Lawyer, Winter 2009, U.S.-Legal Publications.
  12. “Socratic Fraud,” The Law Teacher. Published by the Gonzaga School of Law. Spring, 2008.
  13. “Tort Reform and Class Action Litigation in the States: A Review of State Law Modification and the Recent Avery v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.: Implications For Determining Damages and Public Policy” (co-authored with Kevin Marshall and Patrick Fitzgerald), Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Franklin Publishing (June, 2007), p. 92 (Peer Reviewed).
  14. “Regulating Videogame Sex and Violence.” BarBrief, p. 14-15, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, 300 South Beverly Drive, Ste. 201, Beverly Hills CA 90212. Vol. XXX, No. 7, June 2007.
  15. “Lyrical Legal Lessons of Rock n’ Roll.” The Law Teacher. Published by the Gonzaga School of Law. Spring, 2007.
  16. “Know Your Testimonial Objections,” Trial, The National Legal News Magazine, July, 2005. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 10 South 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
  17. “Hollywood’s Greatest Cross-examination Scenes,” Trial, The National Legal News Magazine, March,, 2004. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 10 South 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
  18. “Instant Evidence,” Trial, The National Legal News Magazine, p. 72, November 1996, Vol. 32, No. 11. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 10 South 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
  19. “Short Course in Evidence,” Legal Assistant Today, p. 42, September/October 1994, Vol. 12, No. 1, James Publishing, Inc. 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  20. “Getting Intimate With Your Office Computer,” National Trial Lawyer,” p.69, November 1993, Vol 5, No. 6, Trial Lawyer Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 1217, Millville, New Jersey 08332-8217.
  21. “Your Computer Can’t Practice Law,” Law Office Computing,” p.120, October/November 1993, Vol 3, No. 5, James Publishing, Inc., 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  22. “How to be a Less-Stressed Litigator,” (Co-author Rachel Glick) Defense Line, Summer 1993, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, 3008 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205.
  23. “The Bottom Line,” The Journal of the Indiana State Bar Association, 230 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, p. 40, July 1993.
  24. “How to be a Less-Stressed Litigator,” (Co-author Rachel Glick) Trial, the National Legal Newsmagazine, Vol. 29, No.1, p.38, January 1993. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
  25. “Dictate to Your Computer,” Law Office Computing,” p.82, December/January 1993, James Publishing, Inc., 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  26. “The Lawyer’s Computer Terminal Illness,” Law Office Computing, p.79, October/November 1992, James Publishing, Inc., 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  27. ” ‘Real’ Real Evidence,” Litigation, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 1992, American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
  28. “The Latest Wave of Laptop Computers” (Cover Story), The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 13, July/August 1992, Vol. 38, Issue 1.
  29. Book Review of Paul Bernstein’s “Computers for Lawyers” Trial, the National Legal Newsmagazine, p.78, August 1992. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
  30. “A Customer Satisfaction Survey for Document Assemblers,” Law Office Computing, p. 132, April/May 1992, James Publishing, Inc. 520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  31. “The 1992 Comdex Report,” The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 9, March/April 1992, Vol. 40, Issue 5.
  32. “The Very First Steps in Creating an Expert System,” Law Office Computing, p. 51, February/March 1992, James Publishing, Inc. 520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  33. “Evaluating the Document Assemblers,” Law Office Computing, p. 60, Fall 1991, James Publishing, Inc. 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  34. “The Five Levels of Legal Technology” (cover), Inter Alia, the Journal of the State Bar of Nevada, p.6, July, 1991, Vol 56, No. 3, The State Bar of Nevada, 295 Holcomb Avenue, Suite 2, Reno Nevada 89502.
  35. “A Short Course in Document Assembler Programming,” Law Office Computing, p.98, Summer 1991, James Publishing, Inc., 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  36. “Putting Legal Technology in its Place,” Journal of the Missouri Bar, p.193 April/May 1991, Vol 47, No. 3, The Missouri Bar, 326 Monroe Street, Jefferson City Missouri, 65101.
  37. “Databases: Key to Information,” The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 21, March/April 1991, Vol. 39, Issue 5.
  38. “Document Assembly: Establishing Universal Goals, Terms and Standards,” Law Office Computing, p.78, Winter 1991, James Publishing, Inc. 3520 Cadillac Avenue, Ste. E, Costa Mesa, CA., 92799.
  39. “A Special Report From COMDEX” (Cover), The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 19, January/February 1991, Vol. 39, Issue 4.
  40. “Putting Legal Technology in its Place,” Trial, the National Legal Newsmagazine, p.32 January 1991. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
  41. “Intellectual Property Puzzle,” New Matter, Official Publication of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section, p.9, Vol 15, No 3, Fall 1990.
  42. “Putting Legal Technology in its Place,” The New York State Bar Journal, p.42 Vol 62, No.8, December 1990, The New York Bar Association, One Marine Midland Plaza, Binghamton, NY 13902.
  43. “Classifying Facts, Files and Forms,” The National Law Journal, p. 15, Vol. 13, No. 10, November 12, 1990, Weekly News Journal published by The New York Law Publishing Company, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
  44. “Putting Legal Technology in its Place” (Cover story), The Official Record, p. 16, Fall 1990, Vol. 23, Issue 2, The Michigan Association of Legal Secretaries, printed by Colonial Press, Inc., 2584 Airport Road, Jackson, MI 49202.
  45. “Put it in Writing,” The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 27, March/April 1990, Vol. 38, Issue 5.
  46. “Mixing Midi-Firms and Micro Computers,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 169, Vol. XXX, No.2, Summer 1989, Callaghan & Company, 2301 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  47. “The Legal Technological Toolbox,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 326, Vol. XXXI, No.3, Summer 1989, Callaghan & Company, 2301 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  48. “The Future of Document Production” (Cover Story), The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 6, July/August 1989, Vol. 38, Issue 1.
  49. “Power Plays,” The Docket, p.27, January/February 1989, Vol. 37, Issue 3, The National Association of Legal Secretaries (International), 2250 East 73rd Street, Ste. 550, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-7513.
  50. “Cross Actions,” The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, (International), p. 40, May/June 1988, Vol. 36, Issue 6.
  51. “The Premium Skills of the Future: Repackaging Yourself to Move Ahead” (Cover Story), The Docket, p. 6, July/Aug 1987, Vol. 36, Issue #1, The National Association of Legal Secretaries (International) 2250 E.73rd Street, Ste. 550, Tulsa, OK 74136-7513.
  52. “Media Myths and the Legal Secretary,” The Docket, p. 23, May/June 1987, Vol. 35, Issue 6, The National Association of Legal Secretaries (International), 2250 East 73rd Street, Ste. 550, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-7513.
  53. “Microtransposedictus Gravis,” The Docket, p. 11, Jan/Feb 1987, Vol. 35, Issue #4, The National Association of Legal Secretaries (International) 2250 E. 73rd Street, Ste. 550, Tulsa, OK 74136.
  54. “A Reinfection of Microtransposedictus Gravis,” Legal Assistant Today, p. 28, March/April 1987, Vol. 4, No. 4, Legal Assistant Today, Inc., 6060 N. Central Expwy., Suite 534, Dallas, TX 75206.
  55. “Microtransposedictus Gravis,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 302, Spring 1986, Vol XXVII, No. 3, Callaghan & Company, 2301 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  56. “A Comprehensive Computer Document System for Lawyers,” The New Hampshire Bar Journal, p. 283, Summer 1985, Vol. 26, No. 4, The New Hampshire Bar Journal, 18 Centre St., Concord, N.H. 03301.
  57. “Lawyer’s Manual Computer Document System,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 17, Spring 1985, Vol. XXVI, No. 1 Callaghan & Company, 3201 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  58. “Computerizing Your Document System For All Computer Models, Legal Specialties, and Software Packages,” Law Office Management Digest, p. 1, May/June 1985, Vol. XV, No. 3. Law Publications, Inc., 1180 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035.
  59. “Lawyers Comprehensive Computer Document System,” Baltimore Association of Legal Assistants, Newsletter, March 1985, P.O. Box 1653, Baltimore, Maryland 21203.
  60. “Computer Document System” (Cover Story), The Maryland Bar Journal, p. 4, February 1985, Vol. XIX, No. 2, The Maryland State Bar Association, 207 E. Redwood Street, Suite 905, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
  61. “Lawyers Comprehensive Computer Document System” (Cover Story), Economics and Management of Law Practice Section Newsletter, Entire Edition, January 1985, Issue No. 2, The Florida Bar Association, Tallahassee, FL 32301-8226.
  62. “Computerizing Your Document System” (Cover Story), Trial, The National Legal News Magazine, p. 28, January 1985, Vol. 21, No. 1. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 10 South 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
  63. “How to Create a Computer Document File,” Of Counsel, p. 10, November 1984, Vol. 3, No. 11, Law and Business Inc., 855 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013.
  64. “How to Create a Computer Document File,” The Profitable Lawyer, p. 15, November 1984, Vol. 1, No. 4, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 855 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013.
  65. “Lawyers Short Course in Basic Computer Language”, The Arkansas Lawyer, p. 104, April 1984, Vol. 18, No. 2. The Arkansas Bar Association, 400 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  66. “Lawyer’s Short Course in the `Basic’ Computer Language,” Jurimetrics, p. 154, Winter 1984, Vol. 24, No. 2. the American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
  67. “Menswords,” Mensa Bulletin, p. 15, December 1983, No. 272, Mensa Bulletin, 1701 West 3rd St., Suite 1R, Brooklyn, NY 11223.
  68. “Lawyer’s Short Course in the BASIC Computer Language,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 283, Fall 1983, Vol. XXIV, No. 3. Callaghan & Company 3201 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  69. “Business Counsel,” Trial, The National Legal Newsmagazine, p. 24, December 1983, Vol. 19, No. 12. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
  70. “The Basics of Basic,” The California Lawyer, p. 47, October 1983, Vol. 3, No. 10. The State Bar of California, 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
  71. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System,” The Colorado Lawyer, p. 1465, September 1983, Vol. 12, No. 9. The Colorado Bar Association, 250 West 14th Avenue, Suite 800, Denver CO 80204.
  72. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System,” Legal Economics, p. 39, July/August 1983, Vol. 9, No. 4, Section of Economics of Law Practice of the American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
  73. “Form Filing by Logic,” The California Lawyer, p. 52, June 1983, Vol. 3, No. 6. The State Bar of California, 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
  74. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System,” Tennessee Bar Journal, February 1983, Vol. 19, No. 1. The Tennessee Bar Association, 3622 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205.
  75. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System” (Cover Story), The Docket, National Association of Legal Secretaries, p. 8, December/January 1983, Vol. 31, Issue 3. National Association of Legal Secretaries (International), 3005 East Skelly Drive, Suite 120, Tulsa, OK.
  76. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System,” Hawaii Bar Journal, p. 135, 1982, Vol. XVII. The Hawaii State Bar Association, 1106 Castle & Cooke Building, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
  77. “Direct Reference Legal Filing System,” Trial, the National Legal Newsmagazine, p. 16, October 1982, Vol. 18, No. 10. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
  78. “Computerized Filing System– An Expansion,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 286, Fall 1982, Vol. XXIII, No. 3. Callaghan & Company, 3201 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.
  79. “Computerized Filing System–No Computer Necessary,” Law Office Economics and Management, p. 20, Spring 1982, Vol. XXIII, No. 1. Callaghan & Company, 3201 Old Glenview Road Wilmette, IL 60091.
  80. “File Your Forms as a Computer Would–Without the Computer” (Cover Story), The Michigan Bar Journal, p. 451, July 1981, Vol. 60, No. 7. The State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933.
  81. “Capital Gains Confusion,” Master’s Thesis published to Wayne State University Law School (LL.M. Tax Law, 1978).

Awards / Honors

Recognition and Membership

  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company Award for Excellence in the Study of Jurisprudence, received while attending Law School; Catholic Lawyer’s Guild Award, presented on a non-sectarian basis for written course work, also received while attending law school; New York State Attorney General Student Internship Program, selected to serve as an assistant to New York State Attorney General; Moot Court Chief Judge, University of Detroit and Wayne State University; Congressional Advisory Membership Award.
  • The Mathematical Association of America, The American Bar Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, The California Bar Association, The New York Bar Association (Certified for membership, having yet to join), The Michigan Bar Association (Emeritus), The Beverly Hills Bar Association (Order of Distinguished Attorneys), Intertel, Lawyers in Mensa (LIM), Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity, The Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation.

Additional Information

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law, 1998 – present
  • Adjunct, Pepperdine University
  • Detroit College of Law
  • Michigan State University
  • UCLA

Unique Courses Created & Taught

  • Videogame Law (uses casebook co-authored with Prof. Robert Brain)
  • Mathematics, Physics, & Finance for Lawyers (uses authored casebook)
  • Advanced Discovery (uses authored best-seller Guerrilla Discovery)
  • Adversarial Evidence

Traditional Courses Taught

  • Evidence
  • Entertainment Law
  • Multimedia Law
  • Remedies
  • Civil Procedure
  • Business Organizations
  • Trial Practice
  • Transactional and Statutory Analysis
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Bioethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • The Law of Cyberspace
  • Legal Skills Practicum (co-taught with judge)
  • Mass Media Law

Charitable Activities

Donations of time, money, and/or software and related products to various civic, scholastic, and charitable organizations across the country including the Los Angeles Homeless Shelter.

Speaking Engagements

Numerous colleges, law schools, national, state and local bar associations and educational groups.

Summary of Firsts

  1. First lawyer videogame ever to receive Continuing Legal Education accreditation (Perhaps the first lawyer videogame ever)
  2. First Videogame Law casebook
  3. First to teach a law school course in Videogame Law
  4. First casebook on Mathematics, Physics and Finance for Lawyers
  5. First to teach Mathematics and Physics for Lawyers
  6. First digitally based filing system for the legal community