A native of Southern California, I graduated from UCLA Law School where I served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. I spent one year as a law clerk to a federal judge, then litigated high-stakes commercial disputes at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. While at Quinn Emanuel, I accepted a pro bono case that led to my first jury trial through which I vindicated the constitutional rights of a prisoner who was attacked because of correctional officers' misconduct.
I then joined the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, where I turned my focus completely to civil rights litigation, specifically police misconduct. There, I had primary responsibility for litigating a large number of false arrest and excessive force cases, many of which involved fatal police shootings.
I have been operating my own practice since 2011 with an emphasis in federal civil rights litigation. I have nine years of experience with federal civil rights litigation, and have been practicing police excessive force litigation almost exclusively for the past six years. I was selected to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Licensed since 2006
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo||2009 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan||2007 - 2009|
|Contreras v. City of Los Angeles||Affirmed by Ninth Circuit|
|Estate of Cornejo v. City of Los Angeles||Affirmed by Ninth Circuit|
|Fryer v. County of Riverside||$750,000 settlement|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of California - San Diego||Economics - Management Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|