A 1972 graduate of the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Gary graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975 with a Juris Doctor.
Gary passed the California State Bar Examination on his first try, and started practicing law in 1975.
He has been in private practice since that time, both as a sole practitioner and as the sole owner of a small law firm, employing as many as three attorneys and ten staff members. Gary co-founded the UNITED STATES JUSTICE FOUNDATION (USJF) in 1979 with two other California attorneys. Since that time, he has served as the President and Executive Director of USJF. In 1992, Gary reduced his private practice to part-time status to work full-time for USJF. USJF is a nationwide, nonprofit, conservative, legal action foundation. Gary co-founded the JUSTICE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (JPAC) in 1985 with two other conservative activists. He has served as President of JPAC since then. JPAC is a federal political action committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.
Gary co-founded the CALIFORNIA JUSTICE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (CALJPAC) in 1996 with two other conservative activists. He has served as President of CALJPAC since then. CALJPAC is a California political action committee registered with the California FPPC.
Gary co-founded the FAMILY VALUES COALITION in 1998 with two other conservative activists. He has served as President of FVC since then. FVC is a nonprofit California corporation organized under IRC 501 (c)(4).
Gary currently serves as General Counsel to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, an unpaid position.
Gary served on the California Delegations to the 1976 and 1980 Republican National Conventions. He has been a member of a number of Republican organizations, including several California Republican Assembly Chapters. Gary also served as elected General Counsel to Region 16 of the Young Republican National Foundation, and General Counsel to the California Young Republicans.
Gary served for one year on the San Diego County, California PUBLIC WELFARE ADVISORY BOARD(PWAB). PWAB is an advisory board to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors concerning the San Diego County Department of Social Services. Gary served for two years on the SAN DIEGO HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (HRC). HRC is an advisory board to the San Diego City Council, charged with the task of enforcing the San Diego City non-discrimination ordinances, including its gay rights ordinance.
Gary was a member from 1969 until 1984 of YOUNG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM (YAF). He served as San Diego County Chairman, California State Vice-Chairman, California State Chairman, and a Member of the National Board of Directors of YAF. Gary served in the BIG BROTHER Program for four years.
Gary is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States Federal Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Federal Court for the Central District of California, the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of California, and all state courts in California.He is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for the Sixth Circuit.
Published Articles/Radio and Television Appearances:
Gary has written a number of articles published by a variety of newspapers and other publications. This includes the San Diego Union Tribune, the Escondido Times Advocate, the North County Times, the Christian American, the Arizona Star, Media Bypass, and many more.Gary regularly appears on a variety of radio and television programs. These include radio programs such as the ROGER HEDGECOCK SHOW, the WEISSBACH SHOW, ISSUES IN EDUCATION, the MASON WEAVER SHOW, the BOB NOONAN SHOW, the DUFFY SHOW, and the MICHAEL LAW SHOW.
Gary regularly speaks at conferences. These include the annual CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE (CPAC), the annual CONSTITUTIONAL COALITION CONVENTION, and the annual CHRISTIAN COALITION CONVENTION.
Gary has received numerous award for his services to the community, including the WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD from the National Lawyers Association, the MALACHI AWARD from Operation Rescue West, the BEVERLY CLARK FREEDOM AWARD from the East County California Republican Assembly, a COMMENDING RESOLUTION from the California State Assembly, several CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION for the San Diego County Superior Court, a CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION from the City of Dana Point, California, an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from the California Republican Assembly, and a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION from the Boys & Girls Club of Escondido, California.