LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Wills and Living Trusts Contract Drafting Business Litigation
Serious Personal Injury Defective Products Vehicle Accidents
B.A. with High Honors, Michigan State University, 1966; Illinois State Scholarship, Nominated for Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Juris Doctor, University of Illinois 1969
Law School Honors: 7th in Class, Order of the Coif, Honorary Fraternity, Assistant Editor of Illinois Law Review, First Prize, Nathan Burkan Copyright Law Competition
Awarded more Certificates of Recognized Experience than any other lawyer in Alameda County by California Trial Lawyers Association: Trial Lawyer, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Family Law, Workers' Compensation, and Professional Negligence
Stanford University Law School, Advanced Advocacy Workshop, 1995‑1999
Santa Clara University Law School, Law Clinic Instructor 1987
San Jose State University, Dept. of Communications, Guest Lecturer
Quoted by Ralph Nader in No Contest: Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America (1996) page 306 n. 144, pub. Random House.
Corporate Liability for Intra-Corporate Conspiracy, Univ. of Illinois Law Forum 248 (1968)
Numerous quotations and references in newspaper and legal journals.
Have tried and settled hundreds of lawsuits, including million dollar jury verdicts in professional malpractice and products liability. Presented appeals before the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the United States Court of Appeal. Mr. Von Till's 1994 Supreme Court case of Moore v. Conliffe was the most hotly debated, and most commented upon, arbitration case for 1994. Mr. Von Till's appellate case of Kaylor v. State of California is used in the written test given for prospective administrative law judges.