Paralegal Instructor Biographies
Mr. Greenberg has been an instructor with our Paralegal Program since 2010, becoming full time in 2012, and assuming the position of Program Director in 2013. A graduate of Long Beach City College, Mr. Greenberg received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from U.S.C., and Juris Doctorate in Law from Southwestern University. As an attorney for nearly 40 years, Mr. Greenberg's legal practice has primarily concentrated on representing sole proprietors to medium sized businesses in a variety of fields including retail petroleum sales, produce/food distribution, entertainment, and for the last 15 years, focusing almost exclusively in the area of finance lending law. Mr. Greenberg has been a guest lecturer with 10,000 Small Business, an innovative program sponsored Goldman Sachs, and at the Pacific Oil Conference.
Michael W. Binning has been a practicing lawyer since 1979, when he graduated with J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Binning obtained a B.A. degree in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Binning has been teaching full-time at Cerritos College in the Law Department since August, 2015; before that time, he practiced law full time in Long Beach and was an adjunct instructor at Cerritos College. Mr. Binning has taught a variety of classes, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Procedure, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Introduction to Law, and Probate Law. Mr. Binning has practical experience in all of these areas of law. In his spare time Mr. Binning enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and listening to a broad variety of music. Mr. Binning is the first member of his family to graduate from college and strongly believes in the mission of Cerritos College and the Community College system in California. He hopes to both inspire and learn from his students and help them achieve their goals.
Ms. Noyes has been an instructor with our Paralegal Program since 2014, becoming full-time in 2016. Prior to becoming an instructor at Cerritos, Ms. Noyes practiced law in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on business law, insurance law, legal malpractice, contract law and malicious prosecution. Ms. Noyes received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge, attended Pepperdine Law School and became a licensed attorney in the year 2000. While at Pepperdine Law School, Ms. Noyes was a member of the Law Review and received the coveted American Jurisprudence award in Legal Research and Writing. Ms. Noyes also has a teaching credential in secondary education. At Cerritos, Ms. Noyes teaches a variety of courses, both online and on campus, including Business Law, Advanced Civil Procedures, Legal Software and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
William A. Brown, Jr. has been a practicing attorney since 1991, and, has been in private solo practice since 1993. He practices primarily in the areas of civil and business litigation, business transactions, personal injury and entertainment law. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A). in Political Science in 1976 from the University of Louisville and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1979 from Western State University College of Law, currently located in Irvine, California.
Mr. Filer has been a part-time instructor with our paralegal program since 1998. Prior to coming to Cerritos College, he taught law related classes and worked with the moot court program at California State University at Dominguez Hills for 10 years. Mr. Filer is a graduate of Compton Senior High School, University of California, San Diego (B.A. in Political Science) and the University of Santa Clara, School of Law (J.D. Degree). Mr. Filer started his career as a paralegal with Community Legal Aid SoCal (a legal-aid office providing free legal services to low income residents of Southeast Los Angeles County) in Compton in 1984 and has been an attorney with CLAS for more than 33 years. The priorities of practice areas for Mr. Filer and Community Legal Aid SoCal are family law, government benefits law, housing law and consumer law. He is currently the Directing Attorney of offices located in Compton and Norwalk. Mr. Filer currently teaches Introduction to Law and Family Law at Cerritos College. As of January, 2019 Community Legal Services assumed the new name of Community Legal Aid SoCal.
Rama Maline is a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the California Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Maline has worked in the California General’s Office for more than 25 years and has extensive criminal and civil law experience at all levels of courts, including the California Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Torices was first an instructor with our Paralegal Program in 2011 and will be teaching again in the Fall 2019. A graduate of UCLA, Mr. Torices received Bachelor's Degrees in both Psychology and Spanish, and Juris Doctorate in Law from Loyola Law School. As an attorney the past 12 years, Mr. Torices has represented clients in Immigration Law, Family Law, and Criminal Defense. He has recently applied to the Governor's Office for appointment to the Judiciary. On his time off, Mr. Torices is an avid world traveler.
Ms. Laura Tchulluian obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 1997 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and received her Bachelor of Art’s degree in 1994 from the University of California, Riverside with a joint major in Political Science and Administrative Studies. She has been an active member of the California State Bar since 1997. She began practicing law with a primary focus in litigation with an emphasis on employment and workers’ compensation issues. In approximately 2010 she began working as a consultant advising individuals and small businesses. Ms. Tchulluian has also always had a passion for teaching and began teaching as an adjunct professor in 2000 working at various private universities and community colleges while practicing law. She began working as an instructor for Cerritos College in the fall of 2016.
Mr. Sanchez has been an instructor with our Paralegal Program since 2019, teaching Introduction to Law and Business Law at Norwalk High School through the Dual Enrollment Program. Mr. Sanchez received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton in 1994 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1997. He has over 20 years experience teaching law, business, social science, mathematics, and computer science. Mr. Sanchez has dedicated his career to teaching and has received several honors for his teaching. Most recently, Mr. Sanchez was named National Computer Science Teacher of the Year by the Project Lead the Way, an organization dedicated to the advancement of STEM.
Mr. Sauber has been an instructor with our Paralegal Program since 2011, teaching multiple classes each semester, including summer session. Mr. Sauber received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Sauber proceeded to earn a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and completed his third year studies as a visiting student at Boston University School of Law. Mr. Sauber has a wide variety of experience in numerous areas of law, but his practice now primarily focuses on legal ethics and State Bar defense. In addition, Mr. Sauber handles cases involving family law and immigration. Prior to opening his own practice and joining the staff at Cerritos College, Mr. Sauber was a prosecutor with the State Bar of California for over a decade prosecuting attorney discipline and admissions cases. While in this position, Mr. Sauber was also an instructor for the State Bar Ethics School for several years.
Rick Kim has been practicing law since 2006 and has experience working in civil rights law, personal injury, family law, and estate planning. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from UC Irvine, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Trinity Law School. He has been an adjunct professor at Cerritos College since 2009 and in addition to teaching and running a law office, he works as a Hearing Officer for Los Angeles Metro.