I came to Bakersfield in 1992 with my wife and three children following graduation from McGeorge School of Law to work for a firm with a very large Superfund case. Prior to law school I worked as an onshore and offshore production engineer for Getty Oil Company and Texaco in Ventura, California. Realizing I was still very interested in how things work, I took the examination for admission as a Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was admitted to practice in 1999. I have been with KDG since early 2002, where the firm’s broad client base has given me the opportunity to prosecute patent applications for a broad scope of inventions, including oilfield drilling and production equipment, medical appliances, industrial fasteners, musical instruments, and agricultural machines.
||Why do you like practicing in the San Joaquin Valley?|
||I like the people, the weather, the bicycling and the relatively congenial relationships I enjoy with most local attorneys.|
|What is it you
enjoy most about
being a lawyer?:
||I enjoy getting to know new clients with exciting ideas for patents or clever trademarks and slogans. I also greatly enjoy working in the same office as my daughter, Kimberly Schroeder, and being professional colleagues with my lawyer son who practices in New York and my father, who is a retired lawyer.|
|Books I'm Reading:
||Wild Tales A Rock & Roll Life by Graham Nash; |
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis; What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz.
||A huge selection of acoustic guitar and Celtic music by Phil Keaggy, Chris Proctor, Michael Waters, Michael Hedges, Laurence Juber, as well as a great deal of classical music, including the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, my absolute favorite classical work.|