I completed my undergraduate education at California State University, Sacramento in 1996. I completed my post-graduate work at the University of Denver College of Law in 2001 and was licensed to practice law in the State of California in December 2001. During law school, I was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations and served as a member of the student board of directors for the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Society. I participated in moot court competitions, and was a licensed student-attorney with the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund on-campus clinic (legal branch of the Sierra Club). At the time, the EJLDF clinic was the only on-campus student run clinic of its kind in the country. I contributed to research, writing and oral argument on published appellate legal opinions in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
I also held legal internships with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office, the most prestigious mass/toxic tort litigator in the greater Denver area, and a reputable Estate Planning law firm.
After 9 years of practice as an attorney, I have developed knowledge in diverse areas of civil litigation including real estate law, HOA law, employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice, business/contract/commercial disputes, construction and insurance law.
I am a licensed California Notary Public, a certified International Tour Guide, a former Colorado Woman's Bar Association Member of the Year (2002), and the a Jennifer Robbins Scholarship Recipient.
I currently volunteer at both the Santa Ana Armory winter shelter and Laura's House Battered Woman's Shelter through the Public Law Center in Orange County California, providing legal aid to indigent members of our community.