Stan is a lawyer by training, education and experience. He is currently a mediator, arbitrator and educator. He was the two term District Attorney for Santa Barbara County (1975-1982) and former partner at a Santa Barbara's law firm. His specialty was trial practice.
Currently, he teaches documentary filmmaking at Antioch University, Santa Barbara and dispute resolution and negotiation at UCSB (Extension) and Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law.