Thomas C. Mundell (1951-2013) received his B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and served for seven years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before immigrating to the United States in 1978. Tom received his J.D., summa cum laude, in May 1981 from the University of San Diego, graduating first in a class of 272 students, with what was then the highest grade point average in the thirty year history of the law school. Tom also served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review. Following graduation, Tom clerked for Presiding Justice Gerald Brown of the California Court of Appeal and then spent a year doing post-graduate work at Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. Tom returned to Canada for one year to serve as law clerk to the Right Honorable Brian Dickson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. On returning to the United States, Tom joined the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he spent three and one-half years before leaving to start his own firm. Since then, Tom has successfully tried several major commercial cases, earning both plaintiff's and defendant's verdicts in a variety of business disputes. Tom has also served as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court. In addition to contributing to the leading California treatise on trial practice, Tom has published several articles covering an eclectic range of legal topics in a variety of scholarly journals. Tom has also taught courses in law and philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Tom is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. His practice emphasizes business litigation and intellectual property litigation.
James A. Odlum received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and his J.D., with honors, from Marquette University in 1982, where he was a University Scholar, a Thomas More Scholar and a member of the Marquette Law Review. Following graduation, Jim clerked for the Honorable John Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. He then joined the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he spent seven years as a member of that firm's Labor Department. Jim continues to specialize in employment litigation and counseling clients on employment law matters. Jim has written and spoken frequently on subjects such as arbitration, wrongful termination and discrimination law. He currently serves on the boards of several professional and community organizations, including the Inland Empire Volunteer Center, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the San Bernardino County Republican Lincoln Club. Jim also acts as a judge pro tem for the San Bernardino Superior Court.
Karl N. (Kasey) Haws received his B.A. in 1982 from Brigham Young University, where he served as Student Body President and President of the American Student Association -- the largest university student lobby organization in the country. He then attended Brigham Young University School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review. Kasey graduated cum laude in 1985 and joined the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins, where he spent approximately five and one-half years as a civil litigator before joining Mundell, Odlum & Haws in March 1991. Kasey has appeared as a speaker for numerous services and programs on civil litigation practice and procedure. Kasey devotes a significant amount of time to the Boy Scouts of America in San Bernardino County.
Marshall L. Brubacher received his B.A. from California State University at San Bernardino in 1994 and his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1998. At Hastings, Marshall served as Executive Editor for the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal. After graduation, Marshall joined Mundell, Odlum & Haws, LLP.