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  • Based in San Diego, available in All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


For over 30 years through 2010, Greg was a trial lawyer at the San Diego law firm he co-founded, and also served as an arbitrator. As a trial lawyer, Greg tried a variety of significant civil cases in both State and Federal Court, representing plaintiffs and defendants. As an arbitrator, he has handled hundreds of matters, predominantly all types of business/commercial/breach of contract disputes, business torts, personal injury, real property, employment, and professional malpractice. Greg had a significant role in co-authoring Judicate West's Commercial Arbitration Rules. Greg takes great satisfaction in bringing his experience, attentiveness, keen analytical skills, and pro-active management skills to the arbitration proceedings. He also takes pride in his talents and persistence as a mediator providing the parties the best opportunity for resolution of the dispute. Greg has the reputation for being quite personable and energetic, yet appropriately firm and a decisive straight-shooter. He has earned the respect of both the plaintiff's bar and the defense bar.

Practice Areas

Hobbies & Interests

Greg has an athletic background including playing centerfield on the Stanford University baseball team for four years and playing competitive tennis as a ranked tennis player in Southern California. He now enjoys golfing, hiking, and fitness training.

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Full-time Arbitrator and Mediator (2011-present)
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (since 1978) (Arbitration Panel Member for large, complex cases)
  • Post Kirby Noonan & Sweat, Sr. Partner, San Diego (now Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge) (1976-2010)
  • Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps, Associate Attorney, San Diego (1970-1976)
  • FBI, Special Agent, (1966-1969)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1966)
  • B.S. (Engineering) with distinction, Stanford University (1963)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Mediation Training, Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (6 day course)
  • Enright Inn of Court, Member, Executive Board
  • Big Brothers & Sisters of San Diego, Former Board Member, now Member of President's Circle
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Program on Recent Developments in Civil Litigation, Lecturer (1983-2001)

Achievements & Awards

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, since 1998 (membership requires 20 jury trials to verdict)
  • Selected years 2011-2017 as a "Super Lawyer" for Alternative Dispute Resolution for Southern California by Super Lawyers rating organization
  • All-Conference baseball player for Stanford University; Ranked tennis player in Southern California for several years
  • Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, program on Recent Developments in Civil Litigation (1983-2001)
  • Featured Speaker, gas and electric industry seminars, topics including handling claims and lawsuits involving catastrophic losses

Legal Experience

  • Business/Commercial/Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Employment
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Property
  • Products Liability

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases


Complex Commercial

  • Arbitration of claims of major clothing manufacturer for breach of contract, joint venture, breach of fiduciary duty, indemnity relating to employment of inmates to manufacture goods inside prison facilities.
  • Arbitration of claims for breach of contract, fraud, rescission pertaining to research and development of secure internet software to be installed into a computer chip.


  • Arbitration of claims of major corporations for breach of contract, copyright infringement, unfair competition, injunctive relief, and libel relating to computer software code.
  • Arbitration of opposing claims for breach of contract, trademark and copyright infringement, injunctive relief, unfair competition associated with casino table game.
  • Arbitration of breach of contract claims involving supplying manpower to corporations.
  • Arbitration of breach of contract and fraud claims relating to technology licensing contract.
  • Arbitration of breach of contract/rescission claims relating to purchase of business computer systems for retail operations.
  • Arbitration of breach of contract claims involving manpower and management contracts.


Breach of Contract

  • Arbitration of employment dispute arising out of severance/change of control contracts.
  • Arbitration of claims against national corporation associated with management contract.

Labor Code

  • Arbitration of employment dispute involving California Labor Code violations.

Professional Malpractice

Professional Malpractice Legal

  • Arbitration of claims of legal malpractice, and for recovery of attorneys' fees in representing client.

Real Estate

Breach Of Contract

  • Arbitration of breach of contract/dissolution of contract claims relating to real estate transactions and associated commissions.


PI Auto

  • Mediation of serious personal injury claim arising out of trucking accident.

Wrongful Death

  • Mediation of wrongful death claim arising out of tractor/trailer accident.