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FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION

Cal Northern’s professional faculty of distinguished professors are dedicated members of the legal profession, giving time and energy to better their profession and community.  In support of Cal Northern’s mission to provide a legal education which is both academic and practical, our faculty all have substantial experience in the practice of law; most maintain full-time law practices and still make time to prepare and teach in the evenings.

Faculty and Administration Listing (by last name)
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Michael R. Barrette   mbarrettelaw@yahoo.com
  • Real Property

Irvine University School of Law (1979) Juris Doctor. Member of the State Bar of California, Yuba-Sutter Bar Association. Private Law Practice.

Kara Breevaart calegalminds@gmail.com
  • Advanced Legal Reasoning I and II

California State University, Chico (2005) Bachelor of Arts. Cal Northern School of Law (2015) Juris Doctor and Master of Legal Studies. Member of the State Bar of California, Private Law Practice.

Sandra L. Brooks   sbrooks@calnorthern.edu
Administration
  • Dean

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Psychology, California State University, Chico (1985). Master of Public Administration, California State University, Chico (1991). Cal Northern School of Law (1996) Juris Doctor. Associate Dean, Cal Northern School of Law (1999-2000). Dean, Cal Northern School of Law (2000-Present). Member State Bar of California Law School Council (2005-2008).

Laura Davis   ldavis@suttercourts.com
  • Advanced Legal Writing

Stanford Law School (2001) Juris Doctor.  Folger, Levin & Kahn LLP (2001-2003) Civil/Commerical Litigation;  Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2003-2005) Civil Litigation, Labor and Employment.  Sutter County Superior Court (2005-present) Research Attorney, Labor Negotiations, Administrative Advice, Judge Pro Tem; Member of the State Bar of California

New College of California, School of Law (1980) Juris Doctor. Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California (1980-1982) Professor, California State University, Chico (1982 to present). Member of the State Bar of California.

David L. Edwards   de4214@gmail.com
  • Evidence
  • Torts

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1982) Juris Doctor.  Instructor, Shasta Community College Legal Assistant Program.  Private Law Practice (1982-present). Member of the State Bar of California.

Brigham Young University (2000) Bachelor of Arts, English. Cal Northern School of Law (2015) Juris Doctor and Master of Legal Studies. Di Duca Law, PC (2015-present). Member State Bar of California.

University of California, Davis, King Hall (1972) Juris Doctor. New York University (1974), L.L.M. Private Law Practice. Member of the State Bar of California.

Martha A. Gosling   mgosling@calnorthern.eduAdministration
  • Assistant to the Dean/Registrar
David E. Gunn   ccgunn@sbcglobal.net
  • Community Property/Family Law

University of Hastings School of Law (1976) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice (1976-1995). Member of the State Bar of California. Court Commissioner, Butte County Superior Court (1995-Present).

Kory L. Honea
  • Criminal Law

William Howard Taft University School of Law (2007), Juris Doctor.  Butte County Sheriff (2014).  Member of the State Bar of California.

Douglas B. Jacobs   djacobs@japc-law.com  Doug Jacobs
  • Dean of Students
  • Constitutional Law
  • Intro to Law School and Legal Analysis

McGeorge School of Law (1978) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice. Member of the State Bar of California.

University of San Diego School of Law (1992) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice 1994-1995. Butte County District Attorney’s Office (1995-2004; 2006-2008). Sonoma Country District Attorney’s Office (2004-2006). Member of the State Bar of California and Illinois. Superior Court Judge, Butte County (2008-Present)

Tony Koester   calprofessoroflaw@gmail.com
  • Criminal Procedure

Cal Northern School of Law (1993) Juris Doctor. Chief Investigator, Butte County District Attorney’s office (1979-2008); Special Deputy District Attorney, Butte County District Attorney’s Office (1994-2008). Member of the State Bar of California.

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, California State University, Chico (1979). Cal Northern School of Law (2000) Juris Doctor. Certified Public Accountant (1989). Private CPA Practice (1989-present).

Randy G. Lockwood RGLlaw@gmail.com
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
University of Utah College of Law (1983) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice. Member of the State Bar of California.

Jason L. Palmer   palmervol1@yahoo.com
  • Advanced Legal Reasoning I and II

Cal Northern School of Law (2009) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice. Member of the State Bar of California.

Dirk Potter   dpotter@japc-law.com
  • Contracts

University of California, Davis, King Hall (1982), Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice. Member of the State Bar of California. President, Butte County Bar Association (1999).

Patricia A. Savage   psavesq@gmail.com
  • Remedies

Santa Clara University (2003) Juris Doctor.   Private Practice.  Member of the State Bar of California.

Alan G. Schmidt   aschmidt1952@yahoo.com
  • Intro to Law School and Legal Analysis
  • Legal Writing
  • Professional Responsibility

Cal Northern School of Law (2007) Juris Doctor. Attorney, Butte County Department of Child Support Services. Member of the State Bar of California.

Melanie A. Snider   Mel4law@aol.com
  • Clinical Self-Help Center

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (1999) Juris Doctor. Association for Children for Law Enforcement of Support (1996-2002). CANOW Contract Lobbyist (2002).   Private Practice (2002-2011).  Family Law Facilitator, Butte County Superior Court (2011-present). Member of the State Bar of California.

Sharon A. Stover   sastoneesq@aim.com
  • Business Associations

Cal Northern School of Law (1989) Juris Doctor. Deputy District Attorney, Butte County (1993-1994). Chief Deputy County Counsel, Yuba County (1994-1997). Private Law Practice (1997-2002). Director of Butte County, Department of Child Support Services (2002-2016). Member of the State Bar of California.

Martha K. Wilson   mwilson@calnorthern.edu
  • Civil Procedure

Cal Northern School of Law (1996) Juris Doctor. Private Law Practice (1996-1998).  Deputy County Counsel, Yuba County (1998-2006).  Human Resource Director/Risk Manager, Yuba County (2007-2015).  Lecturer, California State University Chico (1982-2015).  Member of the State Bar of California, Butte County Bar Association.