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Tammy R. Metzger, J.D., M.A.
P.O. Box 844
Seal Beach, CA 90740-0844
voice and fax (800) 891-6592
Juris Doctorate with emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, May 2002. Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
Certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2002. Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California.
Master of Arts in Geography, December 1998.  University of California, Santa Barbara.  Thesis entitled
Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack.
Certificate of Hazardous Materials Management, March 1995.  UC Riverside Extension
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, August 1993. University of California, Riverside.

August 2005 to Present Seal Beach, California

Offering litigation support and MCLE trial advocacy workshops nationwide.  Specialties include: jury selection, theme development, storytelling skills, pre-trial research, expert testimony, post-verdict interviews and combining Rules, Reptile and Damages approaches. 

"Train to Win" workshops, which are endorsed by David Ball, help attorneys develop their courtroom instincts. These 1-day mock trials utilize the most sophisticated equipment and scientific methods to peer into jurors' minds. By analyzing the live graphical display of jurors' moment-to-moment reactions to "Reptile" and "Rules of the Road" techniques, Tammy helps attorneys understand what drives juror decision-making. 

Irvine Valley College
July 2004 to December 2005 Irvine, California
Taught Physical, Cultural and World Regional Geography. These courses provide a broad overview of the physical and social sciences, in the context of space; i.e., examining the patterns of human activity and geophysical phenomena by understanding the effects of location.  


Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
December 2003 to April 2004 Long Beach, California
Led children on educational nature tours at the El Dorado Nature Center, stopping to examine insects, flora and fauna.  Maintained the park grounds. 


Metzger Law Group
July 2002 to November 2003 Long Beach, California
Conducted legal research and wrote responses to motions, prepared subpoenas, researched epidemiological studies, assisted with trial.


Legal and Scientific Consulting
August 2001 to July 2002 Santa Barbara, California
Provided attorneys immediate assistance with legal research and writing, expert witnesses, scientific evidence, trial preparation, negotiations and evaluating environmental documents for law firms, government organizations and private industries in environmental, patent and criminal law. 


Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office
November 2001 to May 2002 Santa Barbara, California
Court appearances under the Certification Program for the State Bar of California, assisted with jury selection, prepared briefs. 


Oregon Department of Justice, Natural Resources Section
February 2001 to April 2001 Salem, Oregon
Conducted legal research on various topics, including secured transactions, civil procedure, delegation of agency power, public officers? duties and construction liens for property on state land.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
March 2000 to January 2001 Seattle, Washington
Developed a statistical method to introduce toxic tort causation evidence following the guidelines established by the Supreme Court?s ruling in Daubert v. Merrell Dow.  Wrote a paper on the legal justification: Principal Components Analysis in Demonstrating Causation.


University of California
January 1999 to March 1999 Santa Barbara, California
Ran the laboratory for a Regional Planning and Policy class where the students created detailed plans for a hypothetical city.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Feb 1998 to March 1999 Santa Barbara, CA
Created and performed planetarium shows, ran projectors, discussed the current night sky, answered astronomy questions for children and adults. 


University of California
September 1995 to December 1998 Santa Barbara, California
Analyzed monthly and seasonal maximum snow accumulation trends in the Sierra Nevada using statistical models.  Spoke at international geophysical conferences and published peer-reviewed articles.


Allan Hancock Community College
Fall 1998 Santa Maria, California
Taught two Physical Geography classes that focus on understanding the Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere as a single interconnected system.


University of California
Summer 1998 Santa Barbara, California
First instructor to teach two new courses: Geography 3A Oceans and the Atmosphere and Geography 3B Land Surface Processes. Created fun, outdoor laboratory projects that utilized the gorgeous UCSB campus and surrounding community to bring to life geophysical processes. Organized a simulation of the Kyoto Climate Treaty where students enacted roles such as scientists, negotiators, industry representatives and environmental activists.


Tetra Tech, Inc.
January 1994 to May 1995 San Bernardino, California
Assigned two PCB spill Sites for the March Air Force Base (AFB) Remedial Investigation Feasibility Study (RI/FS).  Wrote site reports summarizing investigation efforts and results, including risk assessments and remediation strategies.  Conducted site inspections for Basewide Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBSs) of Griffiss AFB in New York and Arnold AFB in Tennessee. 


Jorgensen Environmental
October 1993 to January 1994 Cedar City, Utah
Prepared Toxic Hot Spots Emissions Plans and Reports which required calculating emissions by mass balance equations, analysis and description of industrial processes and chemical reactions.  Co-author of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPs), Emergency Response Plans and waste reduction documents.


South Coast Air Quality  Management District
September 1992 to June 1993 Diamond Bar, California
Summarized Rules, reports and meetings for a board member.  Analyzed the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM).  Responded to mail and met with business leaders, activists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, politicians, planners and government regulators to build consensus.


National Science Foundation
June 1992 to August 1992 University of Nevada, Reno
Conducted original research for an ongoing iron chemistry project at the Leviathan acid mine drainage Superfund Site.  Collected and analyzed water samples, submitted an abstract and presented a project overview and results.


University of California
December 1991 to June 1992 Riverside, California
Interviewed experts in water quality, atmospheric chemistry, soil physics, human health and various other fields to report and analyze environmental issues.

Metzger, T.R. and C. Tabag, RSS: Your Easy Button for the Internet, The Jury Expert, July 2008.



Loral Aerospace
August 1990 to September 1991 Newport Beach, California
Repaired and programmed laser solder inspection equipment.  Set up manufacturing machinery and trained inspectors.  Translated technical missile electronics manufacturing and process control specifications into simplified instructions for assemblers.
PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS (Please note, Tammy Johnson is my maiden name.)

 Tammy Metzger Responds, (Editor asked for consultants? responses to academic article: Are Your Jurors Mad or Sad?), The Jury Expert, May 2011. 


Metzger, T.R. and C. Tabag, RSS: Your Easy Button for the Internet, The Jury Expert, July 2008.

Metzger, T.R., HB Benzene Litigation Conference  
     July 24, 2009, Parc 55 Hotel Union Square, San Francisco (Rebroadcast on 11/18/09 with Q&A).
Metzger, T.R., HarrisMartin's Trial of a Benzene Case Conference
     December 8-9, 2008, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, NY
Metzger, T.R., HarrisMartin's California Asbestos Conference
     September 15, 2008, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, CA
Metzger, T.R., HarrisMartin's Asbestos Conference: Trial of a Mesothelioma Case from Jury Selection to
     June 23-24, 2008, The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, IL
Metzger, T.R., HarrisMartin's Benzene Litigation Conference: Trial of a Benzene-Leukemia Case from Jury
     Selection to Verdict
     December 3-4, 2007, The Westin New York Hotel in New York, NY
Metzger, T.R., Mealey?s Benzene Litigation Conference
     December 4-5, 2006, The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier and J. Michaelsen, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, International
     Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1999 Meeting, Birmingham, England.
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier and J. Michaelsen, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, American
     Association of Geographers 1998 Spring Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier and J. Michaelsen, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, American
Geophysical Union 1997 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
Johnson, T.R., P. Fohl and J. Dozier, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, International Snow
Workshop ISSW 1996, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier and J. Michaelsen, 1999, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack,
Interactions Between the Cryosphere, Climate and Greenhouse Gases, 63-70 (Proceedings of the
     International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Birmingham, England, July 1999), International
     Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication no. 256.
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier and J. Michaelsen, 1998, Snowpack Accumulation Trends in California, 299
     304, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute, Ice Physics in the Natural and
     Endangered Environment, Series 1: Global Environmental Change, Vol. 56 (Proceedings of  this NATO
     ASI were held in Maratea, Italy, September 1997).
Metzger, T.R., Dissection of a Defense Verdict in a Benzene Lymphoma Trial, Harris Martin.
Metzger, T.R., 10 Tips for Trial Attorneys, Jury Selection Questionnaire Summaries, Comments and
, HarrisMartin's Trial of a Benzene Case Conference
     December 8-9, 2008, New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan, NY.
Metzger, T.R., Plaintiff?s Jury Selection in a Mesothelioma Case, and Jury Selection Questionnaire
     Summaries, Comments and Rankings
, Harris Martin Asbestos Litigation Conference
     June 23-24, 2008, Chicago.
Metzger, T.R., Plaintiff?s Jury Selection in a Benzene Leukemia Case, and Jury Selection
     Questionnaire Summaries, Comments and Rankings
, Harris Martin Benzene Litigation Conference
     December 3-4, 2007, New York City.
Metzger, T.R., Plaintiff?s View of a Benzene Leukemia Case, Mealey's Benzene Litigation  Conference,
     December 4-5, 2006, New York City, pp 109-135
Johnson, T.R., J. Dozier, J. Michaelsen and P. Fohl, River Basin Variations in Sierra Nevada Snowpack
     Accumulation Trends
, Proceedings of the 65th Western Snow  December Conference, 1997, Banff,
     Alberta, Canada, pp 310-316.
Johnson, T.R., P. Fohl and J. Dozier, Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, International Snow
Workshop ISSW 1996, Banff, Alberta, Canada, pp 29-34.
Environmental Crimes Prosecution Manual, Published by the California District Attorneys Association
     (Tammy authored a section on negotiation strategy and edited the chapter entitled Settlement of
     Environmental Cases
Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Installation Restoration Program (RI/FS IRP) March Air
     Force Base,
CA.  (Tammy wrote the chapters for Sites 37 and 38, PCB spill sites, summarizing the
     investigation efforts and results, including risk assessments and remediation strategies.)
Toxic Hot Spots Emissions Plans and Reports, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Emergency
     Response Plans
and Waste Reduction Plans (Tammy authored these regulatory reports for small to
     medium-sized California companies.)
The Highlander, UC Riverside.  (Tammy wrote features articles on water quality, atmospheric chemistry,
     soil physics, human health and various other fields to report and analyze environmental issues.
Johnson, T.R., The Resolution, in Rapisarda, J., ed., Holding on to Forever: The International Library of
     Poetry at 181 (Watermark Press, Owings Mills, MD 2001).

Plaintiff?s Jury Selection, Teaching Points for Plaintiffs: Framing Issues, Juror Decision-Making and
     Painting Word Pictures.  (California State Bar approved CLE talks)  Los Angeles and Orange County.


How Jurors Decide, HG Litigation, Los Angeles, November 2009.


What Jurors Find Important in Their Verdicts, Irvine University College of Law, March 2009.

Climate Change, Butterfly Extinctions and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, Environmental Science
     Department at the
University of California, Riverside, April 1999.
Climate Change and Sierra Nevada Snowpack, Hydrology Group of the Center for Advanced Studies,
     Research and Development in Sardinia, Italy, September 1997.
Snow Science Statistics, Statistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, January 1997
University of Nevada                                 Reno, NV                 National Science Foundation             1992
     Original research for iron chemistry project at a Superfund Site, submitted abstract, presentation.
NATO Advanced Study Institute             Maratea, Italy                 North Atlantic Treaty Org.             1998
IUGG Annual Meeting                        Birmingham, UK                  Am. Geophysical Union                1999
University of California                      Santa Barbara, CA                   NASA funded M.A.         1995-1998
PUBLIC SERVICE                                                                                                                                 

1st Vice President of Advocacy and Membership, McGaugh PTA, Seal Beach

Girl Scout Troop Leader, Seal Beach
Member of Board of Directors of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
Long Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member
Graduate representative to UC Santa Barbara's Geography Department faculty meetings
Geography representative to UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Student Association
Vice President of Association of Environmental Professionals, UC Riverside Chapter
Volunteer Planetarium Lecturer at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Geography Awareness Week presentations for local grade school children
Core Law Courses Environmental/ADR/Criminal Trial Courses
Administrative Law Alternative Dispute Resolution
Advanced Legal Research Arbitration Practice
Civil Procedure Criminal Internship - Santa Barbara District
Constitutional Law        Attorney's Office 
Contracts Criminal Practice Seminar
Criminal Law Environmental Law
Criminal Procedure Environmental Litigation
Evidence Environmental Regulation
Legal Writing International Trade and the Environment
Professional Responsibility Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning
Property Land Use Planning
Remedies Law/Science/Environment Seminar
Torts Mediation
Wills and Trusts Mock Trial
  Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy
  Trial Procedure
  Water Law
Environmental Economics Analytical Methods for Geographers
Environmental Impact Analysis        algebra, vector analysis 
Internship in Environmental Sciences (Assistant to        equations, (Fourier transforms and least
        Board Member of the South Coast Air Quality         squares estimation) 
       Management District)  Avenue (Arcview's GIS programming language)
Regional Planning and Environmental Policy Basic Programming
Workshop in Environmental Management Calculus
  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  Geographic Research Methods
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT Group Studies (analyzed notable scientific studies,
Environmental Fate of Hazardous Substances         identifying useful findings and errors) 
Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment Remote Sensing and Environmental Optics
Hazardous Materials Management Spatial Statistics
Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Statistics
       Workers (40-Hour OSHA training)  
Regulatory Framework for Toxic and Hazardous  
  Cultural Anthropology
  Cultural Geography
GENERAL SCIENCES (one year for each) Physical Anthropology
Astronomy Race and Ethnicity
Biology Sociology of the Family
Chemistry World Regional Geography
Environmental Science  
Organic Chemistry COMMUNICATION
Physics Communication Fundamentals
  Computational Concepts in Geography (incl.
         web page development)
Chemistry of the Clean and Polluted Atmosphere Instructional Development (effective teaching
Global Warming        methods, considering how students learn) 
  Persuasive Speaking and Writing
         (Environmental Seminar)
Advanced Snow Hydrology Speed Reading/Comprehension Training
Environmental Hydrology  
Limnology (study of surface waters)  
Thermohaline Circulation (global oceanic circulation PHILOSOPHY
       patterns)  American Government
Water Quality Control Contemporary Earth Issues
Water Resources Philosophy
  United States History
  World History
Geomorphology PSYCHOLOGY
Soil Science Abnormal Psychology
  Child Psychology
  Cognitive Psychology
  Psychology of Adjustment
  Social Dynamics and Conflict Resolution in
         Environmental Management

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