I began practice with Baker, Manock & Jensen of Fresno in 1980, one of the largest full-service firms in the Valley, and soon gravitated toward defending medical malpractice cases and employment/wrongful termination litigation. I became a partner in 1985 and headed the firm’s professional liability defense practice group from 1996-2007. In 2007, three partners and I left to form our own boutique firm, Weiss, Martin, Salinas & Hearst, primarily focusing on professional liability defense and Medical Board matters. The firm morphed into Weiss-Salinas Law Group and remained as such until the end of 2018, when I retired from active trial practice and moved to the Central Coast.
Though based in Fresno, I tried cases in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Kern, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. In 1995, I was invited to join American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in recognition of my extensive jury trial experience and reputation for integrity and civility. I participated in leadership of the San Joaquin Valley chapter from 2014-2019, serving as chapter president in 2018. After moving to the Central Coast, I transferred to the California Coast chapter.