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 Expert  729609

Expert in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Image Damage/Repair, Public Perception

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 44 years of experience as a public relations professional, including working with three of the eight largest PR firms in the country and then - for the past 34 years as head of his own firm based in Los Angeles. The firm has served over 400 clients, representing a wide range of businesses, industries and professions as well as nonprofit and government entities on local, regional, national and international levels. The firm has won numerous awards for its service and achievements on behalf of clients. Expert has been an officer of both trade associations in Los Angeles and has a national reputation for his expertise in numerous PR and communications areas.

He is a noted speaker, lecturer and has authored articles on PR, marketing and communications in local and national publications. Expert serves as an expert information source for the media and has been interviewed by print and electronic (e.g. TV, radio) media on local and national levels.

Expert is a former general assignment reporter for the New York Times. In this position, he wrote articles on a wide range of subjects running the gamut from sports to finance and environmental disasters to general news. Additionally, as a PR professional, he interacted and worked closely with the media for more than four decades. He is knowledgeable about how the media works and operates, both from his perspective of working in the media and working with them from the outside.

Expert has a national reputation as an expert in crisis communications. As his firm has represented over 100 law firms, he has been involved in hundreds of civil and criminal litigation. This has led to interacting with people and entities who were in trouble, controversy and had a bad image in the legal process and ultimately, representing them as clients. He has also assisted people in trouble and conflict. He has represented the Iranian Hostages in a U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit, handled media relations for the parents of children killed in the Paducah, KY high school shooting incident, represented a worldwide organization branded (incorrectly) as a cult, has represented the brothel industry in Nevada and saved it from extinction, etc. His expertise and reputation in crisis communications has led him to regular contacts from the media to serve as an expert media information source crisis matters (e.g. on public perception and image repair/damage control during both O.J. Simpson trials and between).

Expert has been a working professional in all aspects of the field of communications for 44 years, to include public relations, advertising, marketing and promotion. All of these are components of marketing/communications. His diverse experience in all of the communications fields makes him uniquely qualified to provide input on any facet of marketing/communications.

During his 44 years in public relations work, Expert has conceived, planned and implemented a wide variety of promotional events on behalf of clients. As a major component of public relations is promotion, he is an expert is all areas of promoting a business, person, event, concept, organization, movement or any other entity.


public relations




crisis public relations


marketing communications





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   Bachelor of Arts   Public Relations   San Jose State College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to






Expert is the founder of this public relations firm and serves as president of the corporation. His responsibilities are commensurate of some one who owns and operates a business.

1973 to 1978


Doremus & Company


Vice President/Account Supervisor


Expert worked in the Los Angeles office of the New York-based firm which was one of the 10 largest PR firms in the nation. He had management responsibilities, handled client accounts and supervised employees.

1972 to 1973


Burson-Marsteller, Inc.


Account Executive


Expert was an Account Executive in the Los Angeles office of this New York-based PR firm which was one of the five largest in the country. He was responsible for client contact and servicing the clients.

1970 to 1971


Harshe-Rotman & Druck


Account Executive


Expert was an Account Executive in the Los Angeles office of this Chicago-based national PR firm which was ranked in the top three in size in the country. He was responsible for client contact and servicing the clients.

1968 to 1969


New York Times




Expert was a general assignment reporter.

Career Accomplishments:

Public Relations Society of America (Executive Board of Counselors Academy); Publicity Club of Los Angeles (Secretary/Board of Directors); Institute of Mangement Consultants (Board of Directors); Public Interest Radio and Television Education Society. American Heart Associations (Chairman, Communications Committee)


Expert has won numerous awards over the years for his work in communications from both local and national professional trade organizations.

Medical/Professional Internships

Interned with Smith & Garrick, a Beverly Hills, CA public relations firm.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written articles for numerous business, professional and trade magazines throughout the United States.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Help the state of CA during garbage crisis.
  • Saved homeowners against a developer trying to make them repair their homes when they didn't have the finances to do so.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has experience in testifying in all forms of litigation - in court, artibtration hearings, depositions. He has also provided input and counseling in litigation that never reached the testimony phase as these cases were settled first. He has served as an expert witness for cases/clients from Los Angeles to Philadelphia and Northern California to New Mexico. Expert Witness Work has included a wide range of disputes including improper billing; poor strategy; ineffective service; libel, slander and defamation; interference with career; damage to image and reputation; and dispute over operation of firm (e.g. authority, responsibilities).
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Help establishing damage to business reputation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 1995   U.K./Europe/Middle East   Between 1991 and 1995, Expert represented and international nonprofit organizations which was located in 18 countries on five continents. He traveled to a variety of international locations (e.g. London, Tel Aviv, Munich, Sydney, Canada) with his client providing public relations services (e.g. interviews), news conferences, seminars).

Market Research:
He is an expert in all industries listed in his fields of expertise as outlined.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert is a nationally recognized expert in the area of crisis communications having represented people, businesses and organizations who are controversial, have a negative image or in trouble. Because of this expertise, he has served as an expert media information source for local and national media.


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