Adjunct


Amir V. Adibi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 851-2566

Amir V. Adibi is a patent attorney with Adibi IP Group, PC, an intellectual property law firm based in San Francisco. Amir specializes in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, litigation, counseling, and portfolio development. Amir has expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of semiconductor, power electronics, electric vehicle, control systems, computer hardware, software, and telecommunications technology. Prior to practicing law, Amir held technical...

Education:

Golden Gate University, LLM Taxation, 2019, Santa Clara University, JD 2012, Harvey Mudd College, BS General Engineering, 2007

Expertise:

Intellectual property

Gary Alexander

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
(415) 422-5131

Assistant Professor Gary Alexander received his A.B. degree in Biology from Harvard University in 1988. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1993 and is an active member of the California Bar. From 1993 through 2006, he practiced privately in San Francisco as a trial lawyer, including with his own firm of Meis & Alexander for nearly a decade. In 2006, he was appointed to the post of deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice....

Education:

AB, Harvard University, JD, University of San Francisco

Drew Amoroso

Adjunct Professor
(570) 706-1565

Drew Amoroso is the founder of DueCourse, a platform that connects lawyers and law firms with personal, professional, and business development coaches. Drew started his career as a senior associate at Reed Smith LLP and was the founder of Move Legal, a law firm dedicated to counseling startups in the fitness and health and wellness industries. He graduated from UC Davis School of Law where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review. Drew is the host of The Workday Mindset Podcast and an...

Education:

BA, Wilkes University, JD, UC Davis

Eric M Anderson

Adjunct Professor

Eric Anderson leads the San Francisco Bay Area state and local tax practice of Andersen Tax. He focuses on income tax planning and compliance, sales and use tax transaction planning, mergers and acquisitions, franchise tax matters, and administrative tax controversies. Eric has extensive experience with unitary tax planning, business and nonbusiness issues, and entity structuring to manage multistate tax liabilities. Eric also serves as a national resource negotiating credits and incentives on...

Education:

BA, Business Administration and Accounting, University of Washington, JD, University of Washington, LLM, New York University

Peter L. Arian

Adjunct Professor
(415) 785-4060

Peter Arian is a graduate of U.C. Hastings College of the Law, was admitted to the California Bar in 2005, and was named a State Bar Certified Specialist in the field of criminal law in 2013. Now in private practice, Mr. Arian previously worked as a deputy public defender for the County of Marin (2005-2012), and as a deputy federal public defender in both the trial and capital habeas units of the Federal Defender for the Central District of California (2012-2015). He has represented a wide...

Education:

JD, University of California, Hastings, BA, University of California, Berkeley

Robert S Arns

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Robert S. Arns has practiced trial and appellate law in San Francisco since 1975, specializing in serious injury or death arising out of product failure cases, Federal Employers Liability Act actions, Jones Act actions, construction site incidents, mass torts, medical negligence and other tortuous conduct, as well as class action suits. He founded The Arns Law Firm with offices in San Francisco and Reno in 1996. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2004 by San Francisco...

Education:

BA, UC Santa Barbara, JD, University of San Francisco

Laurence A Blau

Adjunct Professor
(415) 982-3200

Laurence A. Blau is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has published various articles, including co-authoring an article in the California Tax Lawyer on the effect of tax changes on subchapter S corporations. He has published a textbook entitled Fundamentals of California Estate Planning and Estate Administration. He is a regular panelist for numerous organizations conducting seminars...

Education:

BA, UC Santa Barbara, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, University of Florida

Thomas J Brandi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 989-1800

Thomas J. Brandi has tried cases to verdict in 18 jurisdictions and has obtained numerous jury verdicts ranging from $1 million to $1 billion. A lawyer for more than 35 years, in 1993 Brandi started his own firm, The Brandi Law Firm, representing plaintiffs in serious injury and mass tort cases. He was Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the year in 2004 (also nominated in 2002 and 2012), a five–time nominee for Trial Lawyer of the Year for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers...

Education:

BA, San Jose State University, JD, University of San Francisco

Carol A Brown

Adjunct Professor
(415) 810-6002

Carol Brown has litigation experience in both the private and public sector and recently retired as an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As an ALJ, she was primarily assigned to energy procurement proceedings for the California gas and electric utilities, with the responsibility for cases authorizing the electric utilities to acquire electricity following the failed deregulation experiment. Ms. Brown was also appointed to matters that drove...

Education:

BA, University of Southern California, MA, California State University, Fullerton, JD, University of Southern California

Daniel J. Bryant

Adjunct Professor
(415) 547-3702

Daniel Bryant is a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS. As an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, he represents the IRS in cases before the United States Tax Court, serving as lead attorney for more than 10 trials. In addition, Daniel provides IRS employees with advice on a variety of corporate, partnership, and individual tax issues. Daniel also worked as a tax and estate planning associate at a large international law firm. Daniel graduated with honors from UC...

Education:

UC Davis, BA, UC Berkeley, JD

Donald C. Carroll

Adjunct Professor
(415) 362-0241

Professor Carroll is president of the Law Offices of Carroll & Scully, Inc., San Francisco, representing unions and workers for some 55 years. The firm also represents trustees of Taft-Hartley trusts for pension, health, apprenticeship, and other types of plans providing employee benefits. 

Education:

BA, St. Patrick's College, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, Georgetown University

Doris Cheng

Adjunct Faculty

Doris Cheng is a shareholder at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and co-director of USF School of Law's Intensive Advocacy Program. As the current president of the Bar Association of San Francisco, she is focused on bringing more women into trial law. Cheng has been ranked as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Northern California. She is listed among the Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, and San Francisco Best Lawyers. Specializing in complex injuries caused by third-party...

Education:

B.A., University of California, Davis, J.D., University of San Francisco

Angela Chuang

Adjunct Professor

Angela Chuang has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender (Trial) with the Federal Public Defender's Office in the Northern District of California since 2019. Prior to that, she was a trial attorney with New York County Defender Services, a public defender's office in New York City, for 5 1/2 years. She has also previously worked with an access-to-justice NGO in Sierra Leone, migrant workers in China, and Burmese refugees in Thailand. 

Education:

Harvard Law School, JD cum laude, 2013, Cornell University, BS with Honors in Industrial and Labor Relations, 2009

Jerry Coleman

Adjunct Professor
(415) 272-4917

Jerry Coleman retired July 1, 2014, after 35 years as an assistant district attorney in the City and County of San Francisco. His most recent position was as chief of the Brady, Appellate, and Training Division, which he held since 2011. In that post he supervised all SFDA’s appellate litigation, trained the entire office, and developed advocacy programs for all trial lawyers and new hires, and managed the Trial Integrity Unit, which handled all prosecution discovery and defense notice...

Education:

AB, Stanford University, JD, UC Davis

Sasha M. Cummings

Adjunct Professor

Sasha M. Cummings is a circuit mediator at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As a circuit mediator, Ms. Cummings is responsible for mediating federal appellate matters throughout the Ninth Circuit, which encompasses CA, AZ, NV, ID, MT, OR, WA, AK, HI, GU, and MP. Prior to her appointment as a circuit mediator, Ms. Cummings enjoyed an accomplished practice as a partner at a national law firm, successful trial attorney, and mediator with 20 years of litigation experience. Her trial...

Education:

BA, Wesleyan University, JD, UC Hastings

Michael E Dergosits

Academic Director of the IPT LLM Program and Adjunct Professor
(415) 705-6381

Since 1993, Mr. Dergosits has taught patent law as an adjunct professor of patent law at the University of San Francisco School of Law. In 2005, he was honored as the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the Year. He frequently speaks and authors publications on intellectual property topics. Mr. Dergosits possesses more than 25 years of legal experience and focuses on handling trials, trial preparation, and counseling (including litigation avoidance) regarding patent matters. He founded Dergosits...

Education:

BA, Cornell University, JD, University of San Francisco

Shounak S. Dharap

Adjunct Professor
(415) 801-9934

Shounak Dharap is a plaintiffs’ attorney at The Arns Law Firm. Shounak represents working families, consumers, and other injured people through complex litigation in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. His practice areas include labor and employment, consumer privacy and fraud, and financial elder abuse. He also represents families in wrongful death actions, as well as wildfire cases against PG&E. His passion is in the area of labor and employment, where he has litigated gig...

Education:

USF School of Law, JD, 2016, UC Santa Cruz, BA in English, 2012

Roy Eisenhardt

Adjunct Professor

Roy Eisenhardt graduated from Berkeley Law after serving in the Marine Corps, and practiced law in San Francisco until joining Berkeley as a visiting professor in 1978. In 1980 he became president of the Oakland Athletics, and in 1989 he accepted the role of executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. The interim president of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, Eisenhardt has served as a lecturer in sports law at Berkeley Law since 2011.

Education:

Dartmouth College, BA in Psychology, 1960, UC Berkeley School of Law, LLB, 1965

Expertise:

Business Law

Julie Erickson

Adjunct Professor

Julie is a founding partner of Erickson Kramer Osborne. Julie’s practice focuses on all phases of complex class action litigation. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in a diverse set of state and national class actions involving consumer fraud, employment/wage and hour violations, and elder abuse disputes in both federal and state courts. Her areas of expertise include employment misclassification, false advertising, and the issue of forced arbitration.

Eric R. Fleming

Adjunct Professor

Professor Eric R. Fleming is a San Francisco Superior Court judge and was the chief trial attorney of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. He also managed the homicide and gang units during his tenure with the District Attorney's office. Professor Fleming earned a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a BS in engineering from Tulane University. After law school, Professor Fleming worked as an associate at Cooley Godward from 1995 to 1999. He was an extern for the...

Education:

USF School of Law, J.D. 1995, Tulane, B.S.E. 1989

Expertise:

Criminal Law, Evidence

D. Peter Harvey

Adjunct Professor
(415) 926-7776

Peter Harvey has practiced intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark and copyright law, in San Francisco for over 30 years. He has served on the board of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a 140-year old organization representing trademark owners worldwide, and as INTA’s counsel. He has taught Entertainment & Media Law as an adjunct professor at USF School of Law since 2001. He received USF’s Adjunct Professor of the Year Award in 2013. Annually since 2016, he has...

Education:

BA, Cornell University, JD, Yale University

Juan Carlos Ibarra

Adjunct Professor

Juan Carlos Ibarra is a Lecturer and member of the full-time faculty at UC Hastings College of the Law. Professor Ibarra helps students develop advanced critical thinking skills with a student-centered approach to studying the law. He teaches students how to analyze legal issues in a range of subjects, including Wills and Trusts and Community Property. Professor Ibarra is also a Senior Affiliated Scholar at UC Hastings’ Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ). In this role, Professor...

Education:

Columbia Law School, JD, 2011, University of California, Santa Barbara, BA in History of Public Policy, 2006

Justice Teri L. Jackson

Adjunct Professor

Justice Teri L. Jackson was first appointed to the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, in November 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. The Commission on Judicial Appointments confirmed her appointment in January 2020. In August 2021, Justice Jackson was elevated to Presiding Justice of the First Appellate District, Division Five. Before joining the First Appellate District, Justice Jackson served as a Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court. She is the first...

Education:

JD, Georgetown University, BA, UC Santa Cruz

Melissa Raneri Karlsten

Adjunct Professor
(650) 368-4662

Melissa R. Karlsten is a shareholder of Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, and has been practicing in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law since 2002. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. Karlsten as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. She has also trained as a mediator. Ms. Karlsten is a native of the Bay Area. She attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. After high school, she earned a B.A. in...

Education:

University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, 2002, Santa Clara University, BA in English, 1997

Devin Kinyon

Adjunct Professor

Professor Kinyon is the director of the Office of Academic & Bar Success at the Santa Clara University School of Law, where he teaches Legal Analysis, Advanced Legal Writing: The Bar Exam, Property, and Community Property.

Education:

University of San Francisco, JD, 2011, University of San Francisco School of Education, MA, 2004, UC Berkeley, BA, 2000

Victoria Kolakowski

Adjunct Professor

Judge Victoria Kolakowski became the first openly transgender trial court judge of general jurisdiction when she was elected in Alameda County, California in 2010. She is passionate about ensuring access to justice and is the California Council of Churches' appointee to the California Access to Justice Commission. She is a former president of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges (2015-2017), and she has spoken widely internationally on LGBT issues, especially transgender legal issues.

Education:

Pacific School of Religion, M.Div., 1997, University of New Orleans, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1990, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1989, Louisiana State University, M.P.A., 1989, Tulane University, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 1987, New College of Florida, B.A. in Natural Sciences, 1982

Cliff Kuehn

Adjunct Professor
(415) 705-6379

Cliff Kuehn is Of Counsel at Dergosits & Noah, a full-service intellectual property firm in San Francisco. He assists multinational companies with implementing global trademark prosecution and enforcement strategies and works across several industries including high tech companies, food and beverage brands, fashion labels, and entertainment. His extensive intellectual property experience and education abroad in Germany, Spain, Sweden, and India are the lens through which he counsels and...

Education:

BA, University of California, Irvine, JD, University of San Francisco School of Law, LLM in European Intellectual Property Law, Stockholm University

Carol Langford

Adjunct Professor

Carol M. Langford is a lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in giving advice on legal ethics and discipline to attorneys, judges, law firms, and corporations, and in representing lawyers and law students before the California State Bar in disciplinary and admissions matters. She serves as a national expert witness in the ethics area. She was formerly a partner in the Walnut Creek office of the international law firm of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, where she was ethics...

Education:

BA, San Diego State University, JD, University of San Francisco

Elinor Leary

Adjunct Professor
(415) 673-4800

Elinor Leary is the team leader of the Leary Trial Team at The Veen Firm. She and her team represent plaintiffs in civil cases--people who have been seriously injured due to unsafe worksite conditions, defective products, dangerous property conditions, negligent security, and vehicle collisions. Elinor has tried many cases to verdict. Several of her other cases have been listed in The Recorder's "Top Settlements" publications. Since 2011, Elinor has been listed continuously on various Super...

Education:

BA, American University, JD, University of San Francisco School of Law,

Jay Lee

Adjunct Professor

Jay Lee serves as a program director at OneJustice, where he leads the organization’s Healthy Nonprofits Program. Jay is responsible for developing nonprofit management trainings for the OneJustice Executive Fellowship Program, and oversees the organization’s technical assistance and consulting work, which provides training, coaching, and other resources for California's Qualified Legal Services Projects (QLSPs) as well as OneJustice’s national network of nonprofit legal organizations on a...

Education:

University of Michigan Law School, JD, 2003, Harvard College, BA in Social Studies, 2000

Ellen V. Leonida

Adjunct Professor
(415) 436-7714

Ellen V. Leonida is the forensic staff attorney for the Northern District of California Federal Public Defender’s Office. She received her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her JD from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Leonida worked for the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s office for nine years before going into private practice in San Francisco. She has been an assistant federal public defender in the Northern District of California since 2010.  Ms....

Education:

BA, UC Santa Cruz, JD, UC Berkeley

Frank Lindh

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Frank R. Lindh is the retired general counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission and currently a solo practitioner. Mr. Lindh has been a practicing lawyer in the field of energy law for 33 years, initially in Washington, D.C., and since 1991 in San Francisco. Lindh is former president of the Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, and is a past member of the Energy Bar Association's national board of directors. He also has been a member of the board of...

Education:

BA, Pennsylvania State University, MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD, Georgetown University

Brian J. Love

Adjunct Professor

In addition to teaching at USF, Brian Love is an associate professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he also serves as co-director of the school’s High Tech Law Institute. His research focuses on patent law and policy, and he teaches courses in patent law, intellectual property law, and remedies. Prior to joining Santa Clara, Brian was a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, where he ran the LLM program in Law, Science, & Technology. He also practiced...

Education:

Stanford Law School, JD, The University of Texas at Austin, BS in Electrical Engineering

Jesse Mainardi

Adjunct Professor

Jesse Mainardi is the founder of Mainardi Law, a firm specializing in election and governmental ethics law. His clients include candidates for public office, elected officials, lobbyists, nonprofits, and political committees. Before starting his firm, Jesse was the Deputy Director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, a partner at a political law firm in the Bay Area, and enforcement counsel at California’s Fair Political Practices Commission. He was also a business litigation associate for a...

Education:

Harvard Kennedy School, MPA, 2006, UC Hastings, JD, 2001, Rutgers University, BA in Economics/French, 1993

Kevin Milne

Adjunct Professor

Kevin Milne has over 20 years of experience in the area of health law, and for the last 10 years has held several senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He currently serves as the Associate Deputy General Counsel for HHS. Before coming to HHS, Kevin was a Deputy Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., where he provided legal support to congressional investigators and Members of Congress with...

Education:

UC Berkeley School of Law, LLM, 1996, Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, 1988, Fordham University, BA in Economics, 1983

Everett Monroe

Adjunct Professor
(415) 995-6353

Everett Monroe is an attorney at ZwillGen where he advises a wide range of clients on state, federal, and international data privacy laws and regulations. He received his BS in electrical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2005, and his JD from the University of San Francisco in 2014. In addition to teaching information privacy law, Everett is also actively involved with USF’s Moot Court Program, coaching its trademark competition teams and working with...

Education:

BS, California Polytechnic State University, JD, University of San Francisco

Stephen Murphy

Adjunct Professor

Stephen Murphy is the associate director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland. The center provides wrap-around services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, elder abuse, and child abuse. Prior to his work with the Family Justice Center, Stephen was the founder and managing partner of Murphy, Vu, Thongsamouth and Chatterjee, LLP. Murphy, Vu, Thongsamouth & Chatterjee is a community-based boutique law firm offering high quality legal representation...

Education:

JD, University of San Francisco School of Law, BA, UC Berkeley

Erin O'Donnell

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6194

Erin O'Donnell has been a private criminal defense attorney since graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2000. She started her career at Pier 5 Law Offices working with the notable J. Tony Serra. After honing her skills at Pier 5, she opened her own office and continued her work as a criminal defense warrior. She has almost two decades of criminal defense work in state and federal courts. Erin works with Professor Lara Bazelon in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law...

Education:

California State University, Long Beach, BA , USF School of Law, JD

Expertise:

Criminal procedure, Criminal defense investigation, Plea negotiations, Motion work, Criminal trial practice

Thomas A. Onda

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Thomas A. Onda has served as chief counsel, global intellectual property, brands and marketing at Levi Strauss & Co for more than 15 years. A former student of Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, Onda has taught intellectual property and trademark law at USF and was awarded the Hon. Ira Brown Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award in 2010. He also serves on the Law School Board of Governors and the USF Intellectual Property Alumni Advisory Board. Before joining Levi Strauss, he...

Education:

BA, Northwestern University, JD, University of San Francisco

Peter C. Rock

Adjunct Professor
(415) 547-3776

Peter C. Rock is an Assistant Director in the Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program within the Large Business and International Division of the IRS. He is responsible for transfer pricing and allocation cases arising within the U. S. Competent Authority program. Mr. Rock has extensive and broad experience within the IRS and its Office of Chief Counsel. Prior to his current position, he was a Branch Chief with the Advance Pricing Program of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (...

Education:

BS, Saint Mary's College of California, JD, McGeorge School of Law, LLM, Georgetown University Law Center

Richard Roos-Collins

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Richard Roos-Collins is the principal in the Water and Power Law Group PC, based in Berkeley. Since 1991, he has represented conservation and fishing groups, public agencies, and property owners in cases to restore aquatic ecosystems in a manner that contributes to sustainability of our power supplies and economy. He emphasizes settlements and other collaborative solutions. He was a lead drafter and negotiator of the Klamath Agreements (February 2010), and he represents...

Education:

BA, Princeton University, JD, Harvard University

Expertise:

Water Resources Law and Policy

Javier Salinas

Adjunct Professor
(415) 288-6291

Javier has over 16 years of distinguished international tax experience. He serves global clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, e-commerce, fintech and digital assets, financial services, life sciences, and traditional manufacturing and distribution. His curriculum has a technical focus on the substantive rules and application of U.S. international tax statutes and regulations. He enjoys travel, food, and wine, and when time allows, cooking.

Education:

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2002 Master of Laws in Taxation , University of Houston Law Center and College of Business Administration, Houston, Texas, August 1999 Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration, Concentration in Finance , The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, December 1994 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Expertise:

Complex cross-border planning and structuring of multinational operations considering BEPS and the TCJA, Cross-border structuring for companies in the digital asset industry, Cross-border supply chain planning, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and joint venture structuring, Transfer pricing planning and compliance, Application of global tax treaty provisions and determination of tax treaty benefits

Lois W Schwartz

Adjunct Professor
(510) 872-3109

Lois Schwartz is senior lecturer in law and a member of the full-time faculty at UC Hastings College of the Law. In addition to teaching, she completed a judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 2001-2002 and has served as a staff attorney and deputy public defender in Contra Costa County.

Education:

BA, University of Chicago, JD, UC Berkeley, MA, University of Chicago, Department of English Literature, MLS, University of Chicago, Graduate Library School

Expertise:

California Law and Practice Skills, Education Law

Mani Sheik

Adjunct Professor

Mani Sheik is the principal at Sheik Law in San Francisco. His primary practice is in labor and employment, commercial litigation, and appellate litigation. Mani’s labor and employment practice includes wage and hour litigation, class action litigation, wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination, as well as advice and counsel to employers and conducting internal investigations. In law school, he chaired the Moot Court Board and was on the California Law Review, and served as a...

Education:

BS, UC Irvine, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, JD, UC Berkeley

Karren Shorofsky

Adjunct Professor

Karren Shorofsky is an attorney and art historian who has spent most of her career focused on legal issues related to the arts, emerging technology, and museums and other nonprofit institutions. After working with the general counsel of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Karren practiced at major San Francisco law firms for more than a decade. Karren teaches a variety of courses, including Art Law, Copyright, and Museums and the Law, as well as the graduate internship course in museum...

Education:

Yale Law School, JD, San Francisco State University, MA in Art History, Brown University, BA in Art History

Paul K. Tomita

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 305-8948

Mr. Tomita is a founder of the intellectual property law firm, Staniford Tomita LLP. Mr Tomita's practice includes patent preparation, prosecution, infringement and invalidity, trademarks, and copyrights. He has extensive experience in a wide range of technologies including electrical, mechanical, medical devices, optical equipment, semiconductor fabrication, computer networks, encryption, cloud storage, and green energy systems. Mr. Tomita also an advisor, lecturer, and mentor for various...

Education:

BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, JD, University of San Francisco

Jon R. Vaught

Adjunct Professor
(510) 430-1518

Jon Vaught is a partner in the firm of Vaught & Boutris, LLP in Oakland, California. His practice is focused on counseling and litigation in the areas of tax, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection. Mr. Vaught received a B.A. degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1984 and an L.L.M. degree in tax law from Golden Gate University, School of Law in...

Education:

BA, University of California, Berkeley, JD, University of California, Davis, LL.M., Golden Gate University

Nathan Wadlinger

Nate Wadlinger is a Lecturer at the University of Central Florida where he teaches accounting and tax courses in the Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy programs. He also works part-time in the tax services group of Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs. Further, he teaches as an adjunct at Boston University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law. He also is the Lead Instructor for the EA Exam at Gleim Exam Prep. He received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Masters of...

Deborah Wald

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Deborah Wald is the founder of the Wald Law Group, specializing in family formation, adoption, divorce, and dissolution legal services. She speaks regularly on contemporary family issues and participates in numerous professional organizations, including the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights; the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association; the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers; the Academy of California Adoption...

Education:

BA, University of Massachusetts, JD, Northeastern University

Steven L. Walker

Adjunct Professor
(408) 295-5800

Steven L. Walker focuses on tax controversy and litigation and has experience both in private practice and government service. His practice focuses on representing clients in sensitive tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing agencies including the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department, and county assessment appeals boards. His clients include individuals, corporations, investors, partnerships...

Education:

BS, UC Davis, JD, University of the Pacific, LLM in Taxation, University of the Pacific

Matt White

Adjunct Professor
(415) 226-4040

Adjunct Professor Matt White is a partner of Monty White LLP, a civil litigation law firm in San Rafael, California. He lectures and writes extensively for lawyers and law students on mediation, trial practice, ethics, and settlement skills. For each of the past 12 years, he has been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer.” As a panelist with Resolution Remedies, he is frequently appointed by the courts and by lawyers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to serve as a mediator,...

Education:

BA, UC Santa Cruz, JD, UC Hastings

Expertise:

Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Mediation

Jacque Wilson

Adjunct Professor
(510) 289-2178

For the past 15 years, Jacque has worked with or mentored USF law students in the Criminal and Racial Justice Clinics. A senior trial lawyer at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, he serves as the growth and development training director, working with new attorneys, running the intern program, coordinating office training, and handling post-conviction cases. As a trial attorney, Jacque helped reform California’s felony murder rule though the passage of SB 1437. SB 1437 significantly...

Education:

Golden Gate University School Of Law, JD, 2000, California State University Stanislaus, BA in Criminal Justice, 1997

Expertise:

Felony Murder, Covid 19 in Jails, Criminal Discovery Litigation

Tyson Winarski

Adjunct Professor

Tyson Winarski is a registered patent attorney (BSME, MSEE) specializing in patent licensing, patent portfolio strategic development, and patent prosecution based in Mountain View, California. Tyson is also the inventor of 37 patents in the fields of blockchain, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, graphene-based optic fibers, nano-composite storage mediums, and social networking devices. Tyson has testified as an expert witness on licensing in Federal District Court and is widely...

Education:

BS, University of Colorado, JD, Arizona State University, MSEE, Arizona State University

Beverly Wood

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Hon. Beverly Wood is a Superior Court judge in Marin County. In her capacity as a bench officer over the last 13 years, she has served in the criminal, family, and juvenile departments. She is also founder of the Marin Superior Court’s Community Court program. Judge Wood regularly offers presentations, classes, or seminars in the areas of family law, mediation, and specialty courts. She has been involved in creating and cultivating innovative settlement programs in Marin...

Education:

BA, UC Berkeley, JD, University of San Francisco

Davis G. Yee

Adjunct Professor
(415) 547-3803

Davis G. Yee is a Special Trial Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS. As such, he represents the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in significant cases before the United States Tax Court. Before joining USF, Davis was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching in the LLM in Taxation program there for over eight years. As a law student, Davis was a member of a moot court team that won awards in both the legal writing and oral argument categories of the...

Education:

LLM, Georgetown University, JD, Lewis & Clark College, BS, UC Davis

Dana Zartner

Associate Professor, International Studies Department; Adjunct Professor, USF School of Law
(415) 422-6193

Dana Zartner is an Associate Professor in the International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law. She received her BA in International Relations from Hamline University, her JD, with a concentration in international law from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Davis. Professor Zartner specializes in international and comparative law, with a focus on the intersection of environmental justice and human...

Education:

PhD, Political Science, University of California, Davis, JD, Concentration in International Law, Boston University, BA, International Relations, Hamline University