"...much enquiry having been made concerning a gentleman,
and no information being obtained, at last,
Johnson observed that 'he did not care to speak ill of
any man behind his back,but he believed
the gentleman was an attorney' ".
--Boswell: Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson


* Graduate of the Whittier College School of Law
* Practicing Civil Trial Attorney for over 30 years.
* Undergraduate degree in Philosophy from California State University at Los Angeles
* Formerly a Senior Claims Representative for Farmers Insurance Group, a Field Investigator for a major insurance investigation agency in Los Angeles and a Security Investigator for the US Civil Service Commission, Washington DC.
* Served as a Federal Voting Rights Observer in the states of Mississippi and Alabama during the General Elections of 1970 and 1971.
* Served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1970 aboard USS Rainier, an ammunition ship deployed in support of combat units in Vietnam and the Western Pacific.
* Arbitrator for the County of Riverside, California
* Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator for San Bernardino County, California
* Named "Legal Eagle" (Boss of the Year) for 1991 by the San Bernardino County Legal Secretaries' Association.
* Past member (but still eligible) of MENSA and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
* Past Commander of American Legion Post 835 in Rancho Cucamonga, California and member of the District Executive Committee.
* Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Freeman resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California with his wife, Deborah.


The Happy Couple at Yosemite- 2001

The Freeman's have two fine sons, Zachary and Charles.

Zach in Brianhead, Utah.............Charles at Sea

Zach is an Environmental Geologist and a graduate of California State University at San Bernardino

Charles is a former Merchant Marine sailor and world traveler,and,
father of the Freemans' first grandchild, Sarah Beth,
who is generally acknowledged to be the
Most Beautiful Child in this Galaxy..


Sarah Beth



IN MEMORY OF OUR NON-HUMAN FAMILY

SMOKEY, a long-haired tabby of exceptional quality, died suddenly,
a victim of the Law of the Jungle, in 2003- RIP.
SQUINT, aka SAM, a noble, yet affectionate, luxuriant yellow tabby,
was escorted to Heaven by St. Francis after
meeting his end while crossing the street in January 2004.

Squint

"Dear little ghosts, whose memories
have never faded from our hearts...
Sleep sweetly in the Fields of Asphodel,
And waken, as of old, to stretch thy languid length,
And purr thy soft contentment to the skies."
-Agnes Repplier
"The beautiful cat endures and endures."
-Grave Inscription at Thebes

LUCKY, a fine old gentleman of a dog, departed this
world in February 2005 at the age of fourteen.
JACK, a noble Dalmatian, with the sweet soul of a Lab- RIP 1999.



US Navy 1968 to 1970






Member- Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club- 1968 to 1970
USS Rainier (AE-5)






(Carefully Selected Gems Reflecting My View of
the Practice of Life, Love, Liberty and the Law.)

Lawsuit, n., A machine which you go
into as a pig and come out a sausage.
--Ambrose Bierce

The penalty for laughing in court is six months in jail.
If it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
---H.L. Mencken


Generally speaking, even if money brings us happiness,
it tends to be the kind which money can buy: material things
and sensory experiences. And these, we discover, become a source
of suffering themselves. As far as actual possessions are concerned,
we must admit that they often cause us more, not less, difficulty in life.
The car breaks down, we lose our money, our most precious belongings
are stolen, our house is damaged by fire. Or we worry about these things
happening.
--His Holiness the Dalai Lama


The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth,
and is not content with common opinion,
but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion
till he grasps the essential nature of things.
--Plato


(My kind of Girl...) "She could translate Epictetus and make a fair pudding".
- Samuel Johnson





Whatever is not yours, abandon it. When you have
abandoned it, that will lead to your welfare and happinesss.
--Buddha, "Connected Discourses of the Buddha"





Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the view they take of things.
Demand not that things should happen as you wish, but that you wish them to
happen as they do happen and your life will be serene.
Happiness is not so much an abundance of things
as in a minimum of wants
--Epictetus


Justice consists in doing injury to no man-
Decency in giving them no offense.
---Marcus Tullius Cicero


Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is damp,
drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing
before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral
I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me
that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately
stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then,
I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
--- Herman Melville, Moby Dick


The man who hammers his guns into plows, will one day
plow for the man with the gun.
---Thomas Jefferson


An Armed society is a Polite society. Manners are good when
one may have to back up his acts with his life.
---Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond the Horizon, 1942


People sleep peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
---George Orwell


[Why it's Better to be a Trial Attorney. ..]
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face
is marred by dust and sweat. If he wins, he knows the thrill of high
achievement. Even if he fails, at least his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls who never know neither victory or defeat.
---Theodore Roosevelt



Liber et Audax
"Free and Brave- Neither Tyrant Nor Slave"
-Motto of the Freeman Family


The Patron Saint of Lawyers is St. Ives
As early as the 14th century, about St. Ives it was said:
Sanctus Ivo erat Brito, Advocatus et non latro, Res miranda populo."
Loosely translated:
"St. Ives was from the Land of Beef,
A Lawyer, he was, yet Not a Thief!
Contrary to the Popular Belief."


"For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate
as I need to know. The day will come when I will die.
So the only matter of consequence before me is what I do
with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear,
or I can raise "my sails and dip and soar with the breeze."
--Richard Bode


The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.
It is its natural manure.
--Thomas Jefferson


"O, thus be it e'er when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our Trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
--Francis Scott Key "The Star Spangled Banner"


Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts.
---Albert Einstein

Out and About Over the Years

Snorkeling in the Virgin Islands- 1998

Desert Racing in the 70's ========== Backpacking in the 90's
On My 1975 Husqvarna 250WR .......... San Gorgonio Peak, California


California Desert Motorcycle Enduro Finisher Pins from the 70's
Look at the Big Fish I Caught in the Philippines- 1969



Cruising Alaska- Sawyer Glacier- 2003


Q- What's Wrong with Lawyer Jokes?
A- Lawyers don't think they're funny
and everyone else thinks they're not jokes !
Click on the Shark for
"Lawyer Jokes"


Seeking The Good Life
Chantal Blanchais- My Favorite Singer
The Guinness Page
The Scotch Whisky Society
The Chinese Guide to Chinese Food
The World's Finest Chinese Restaurant- Hunan Home's- San Francisco
Got Garlic? In SF and LA- The Stinking Rose Garlic Restaurant
When in San Diego, don't miss the Portugalia Restaurant in Ocean Beach. Superb !
"They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure
with which they devour gross peasant dishes,
mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes,
or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in
heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach."
-- Louis Barzini

Seeking the Truth
Discover Dr. Samuel Johnson
Epictetus and the Stoic Philosophy

Seeking The Great Outdoors
Fly fishing the Eastern Sierras
Cruisin' With Carnival

Seeking Our Roots
Find out about your Ancestors at Family Search


You may contact Mr. Freeman at "wfreeman555@hotmail.com"

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