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Greetings Davis Wiki. My wife and I moved to Davis in May 2008 and this Wiki saved our lives. OK, it probably didn’t literally save our lives, but it sure felt that way. For the first year especially, when we had no clue where we needed to go for what, this Wiki came to the rescue. So, thank you for that.

My wife completed her undergraduate schooling here and is now in a [WWW]post-doc at UCD. That’s why we came here in 2008. I finished law school at [WWW]Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2012, and passed the July 2012 bar exam. We hope to spend the rest of our lives in Davis. I just started a new law firm here in Davis called Pakpour Family Law.

We have a daughter who was born in 2010 at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. I cannot say enough good things about midwifery in general, and the midwives who work specifically at the Birthing Center here in Davis. We felt so fortunate to have a resource like that only a few miles from our home.

I’m originally from Philadelphia, Pa. I attended [WWW]Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate school (BA, Journalism), and then [WWW]West Chester University of Pennsylvania for graduate school (MA, Philosophy). I worked as a journalist covering various high-tech issues for eleven years before changing careers to the law.

I spent a lot of time editing and contributing to Wiki pages when we first moved to Davis, but have since been quite busy with law school and the bar. Now that all that is over, I hope to contribute once again. Thank you to all the contributors and editors who make the Davis Wiki a reality.

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2010-07-23 18:51:48   Welcome to the wiki. I am sorry if you and I had a rocky start. I appreciate your not wanting to get into an editing war; neither do I. But perhaps you might wish to chime in on the discussion my revert of your edit sparked at ["Law Students/Talk"]. Some people, such as myself, do feel strongly about the content and wording of the wiki's pages. I agree with you that charm and readability are not mutually exclusive. I guess I thought it was already both charming and readable. :-) But more important to me than the wording of this particular edit is that you not be turned away from editing the wiki; another editor has expressed this concern. As an academic, I think it's important to be able to work together through the occasional disagreement, and I hope you stick around the wiki to do just that. —CovertProfessor


2010-07-23 21:56:09   Seriously though, weight in on the talk page, and welcome to the wiki

Funny how king is ranked higher than McGeorge, but McGeorge has had a higher bar passage rate... —StevenDaubert


2010-07-29 12:01:49   It's worth plenty, the more voices the better. Some people get heated about certain issues that've been boiling for a long time now, but everyone's got an equal voice, subject to the establishment of a little bit of identity. Some of us are leery about the idea of requiring identity (of whatever sort) as a threshold to having a voice here, but regardless, you're easily past that point. —TomGarberson


2010-07-29 13:48:47   Brian, if you have a few minutes to spare, would you mind dropping in and giving your input over at Wiki Community/Can't We All Just Get Along? As a newer user who caught some backlash from the tension that's been floating around here, your opinion would be very valuable. —TomGarberson


2010-07-29 14:58:43   [WWW]I didn't think you'd be the person to break first. Should I reply and point out that it isn't me who is obsessed with identity? Would that be constructive for the page? Would it be constructive if we started arguing — now — about whether your edit improved readability? —CovertProfessor


2010-08-01 08:35:22   Why is it so inappropriate? Maybe there is more to it than would appear, especially if it is the sort of bike that is more noticed by people who care about those bike shops particularly. I assumed this was the reason why it was posted on those 2 pages. —NickSchmalenberger


2010-08-02 14:36:23   I'm not the one who originally added it, but yes. —WilliamLewis


2013-03-06 12:48:58   Congrats on admission and on getting the firm up and running. Best of luck with it! —TomGarberson


2013-03-06 21:23:09   Best of luck with the new business. May your practice flourish for many years to come! —JabberWokky


2013-03-06 21:24:30   Sure! Glad to be able to offer a hand. Good luck! —CovertProfessor


2013-04-25 00:59:59   I like the Wunderbar and all, but their beer selection is substantially smaller than a number of other watering holes around town. —MikeyCrews


2013-04-25 01:12:44   What part of Philly where you from? —StevenDaubert

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