Born, 1954 Warren, Ohio; Education: Bachelor of Arts, UCLA, Economics/Russian Studies 1976; Juris Doctor, Southwestern University, 1979; Lifetime Teaching Credential, California Community Colleges; Admitted, California State Bar, 1980;
Admitted, Central, Southern and Eastern United States District Courts, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court;
Former Special Master, California State Bar Member, Riverside County Bar, American Bar Association
Past Member Federal Bar Association, Computer Law Association, Toastmasters International (CTM)
Legal and other experience:
Private Practice-Law Offices of Gerald A. Spala, since 1990:
Bankruptcy Consumer / Business · Personal Injury · Administrative law and litigation · Business and Employment transactions/litigation · Financial and Commercial transactions/litigation · Tort litigation, all areas.
Past experience includes Federal, State and administrative courts; litigation and appellate matters; insurance, employment, contract, consumer law, all areas of personal injury litigation including vehicle accidents, products and professional liability; and unfair business practices and competition; bankruptcy, business or consumer-including litigated matters in Federal court; business disputes and law;copyright, trade/service mark; trade secrets, disclosure and anti-competitive covenants disputes; employment/consulting,licensing/development agreements; infringement/dilution litigation and applicable insurance related issues; experienced with investment industry disputes and arbitrations, civil service dispute resolution procedures and commercial binding arbitration matters including cross-border disputes.
Past Employment 1980-1990, tort litigation defense, Orange County, California.