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Robert J. Feldhake 
Costa Mesa, California
phone (714) 352-8230
fax (714) 352-8270
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Areas of Practice:
Civil Practice
Commercial Litigation
Public Agency Representation
Business Dispute Resolution
Marital Dissolution
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1979
California, 1982
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
U.S. Tax Court, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1979
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: National Debate Tournament, 1974, 1975,1976
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Administrative Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Trade Practices Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Conflicts of Law
Honors: Bureau of National Affairs & DePaul Univ. Award for Scholastic Achievement
Honors: Chairperson, Moot Court Board
Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
Honors: Class Rank: Upper 5%
Honors: Member, Moot Court Society
Honors: First Place, DePaul Moot Court Competition
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Corporations
Honors: Research Assistant, Antitrust Law
Honors: Research Assistant, Commercial Speech and the First Amendment
Honors: With Honors

Augustana College, Illinois, 1976
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Who's Who of American College and University Students
Honors: National Debate Tournament 1976
Honors: 1st Place Individual Speaker Honors
Honors: 3rd Place Team Honors
Honors: National Debate Tournament 1975, 2nd Place Individual Speaker Honors
Honors: National Debate Tournament, 9th Place Team Honors
Honors: National Debate Tournament 1974, 2nd Place Team Honors
Honors: Dean's Lists
Honors: AKROS Honor Society
Major:  Political Science
Major:  History
Major:  Communication

Published Works:
"Jury Selection and Communication Variables", Communication Skills and the Practice of Lawyering, Crawford and Matlon, Annadale, VA, 1984

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Lecturer, Pre-Law Society, California State University, Fullerton, 1989 - 1996

Lecturer, "Communication and the Law", University of Southern California, 1987

Lecturer, "Communication and the Legal Arena", California State University, Fullerton, 1987 - 1996

Lectures, "School Law Issues in California", National Business Institute Program, Anaheim, CA, 1998

Presenter, "Hindsight Bias in Jury Decision Making", American Society of Trial Consultants National Convention, New Orleans, LA, 1993

Presenter, "Requisites for Law School and Preparation as a Legal Consultant", Western Communication Association, Sacramento, CA, 1990

Presenter, "A Critique of Communications, Sociology and Psychology Research", Speech Communication Association Convention, Denver, CO, 1985

Presented to the National Conference on Communication & the Legal Arena, "Jury Selection and Communication Variables", The American Forensic Association and the University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, 1985

Presenter, "Evaluation of Communication Theory and Applicability to the Practice of Law", Speech Communication Association's Commission on Communication and the Law, Chicago, IL, 1984

Presenter, "Undergraduate Curriculum and Law School Performance", Western Communication Association Convention, Alburquerque, NM, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association/YLD National Law Explorer Moot Court Competition, 1985, 1986
Regional Director

Orange County Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

California Bar Association

Business Trial Lawyers Association

National School Boards Association

Council of School Attorneys

eFunds Corporation
Member, Board of Directors

eFunds Corporation
Chairperson, Compensation Committee

eFunds Corporation, 1995 - 1999
Member, Audit, Capital Formation and Policies-Procedures Committees

eFunds Corporation, 2000 - 2001
General Counsel

The Huntington Company, 2000 - 2003
Member, Board of Directors, President

Merchant House, 1989 - 1992
Member, Board of Directors

National Debate Tournament Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2000
Chairperson, NDT Alumni Committee

Pacific National Bank, 1989 - 1994
Member, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Senior Loan Committee

Pacific National Bank, 1990 - 1993
General Counsel

Platt College, 1996 - 1997
Member, Advisory Committee for College Paralegal Studies

Talicor, Inc., 1996 - 2003
Member, Board of Directors

9 Alarm 1 Security Corporation, 1992 - 2003
Member, Board of Directors

Excel Communications, Inc., 2001 - 2003
Member, Board of Directors and General Counsel

Plaza Bank, 2005 - 2009
Chairperson, Board of Directors; Chairperson, Committee Member

Check Site, Inc., 2000 - Present
Board of Directors

Business Controls, Inc., 2000 - Present
Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions:
William Millard, Santa Ana, CA, Personal Counsel, 1988 - 1990

Musick, Peeler & Garrett, Partner, Litigation Department, 1984 - 1988

Lord, Bissell & Brook, Los Angeles, CA, 1982 - 1984

Hinshaw & Culbertson, Chicago, IL, 1979 - 1982

Ancillary Businesses:
Communications Consulting