Concepts in Preventive Law
Page Leader: David Rowley
Since beginning practice in 1975, Dave has focused on delivering common sense legal solutions in plain English. He has built a law firm, counseled start-ups, and served as General Counsel to Bell Helmets (motorcycle, bicycle and automobile racing safety equipment), Diving Unlimited International, Inc. (SCUBA diving life support equipment) and JT USA (paintball safety equipment).
Dave started out as a trial lawyer, but found that the most effective way to manage litigation is to manage to avoid it. So he studied with the Father of Preventive Law, and learned the discipline of practical risk management. He is an authority on preventive law, product liability risk management, litigation risk management and corporate compliance.
Dave served as the chairman of the board of Trustees of the National Center for Preventive Law from 1995 until 2000.
Page Leader: Thomas D. Barton
Thomas D. Barton is a faculty member at the California Western School of Law in San Diego. He is the Director of the Louis M. Brown Program in Preventive Law, and coordinates the activities of the National Center for Preventive Law. He researches issues about creative problem solving, preventive law, and legal theory.
Professor Barton has taught since 1978 in law schools, and for 10 years was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego, in the Department of Sociology, offering a variety of courses in Law and Society. His professional legal training was at the Cornell Law School (J.D. 1974) and he received a Ph.D. in Law at Cambridge University in 1982.
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The Matter with Lawyers
Preventive for Multi-Dimensional Lawyers
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