I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California in Santa Cruz, in the area of Language Studies. I graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a Juris Doctor in 1998. Graduating in the top 35% of my class, I received the American Jurisprudence award in Contracts. Even in law school, I represented Family Law clients as a member of the Family Law Clinic. I represented criminal clients in court as a certified law student and was a member of the criminal law mute court.
Upon graduation, I joined a conflict Public Defender’s office where I represented parents involved with the Child Protective Services as well as criminal defendants. I was admitted in the California Bar in 1999 and opened my own practice in October 2001 where I continued to practice Juvenile Dependency, Criminal Law and Family Law in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties.
I relocated to Riverside county in 2006 and opened my own office where I was a partner and co-owner. I continually expanded my Family Law practice while continuing to represent clients in the areas of Juvenile Dependency, Criminal Law, Adoption and Guardianship. I have extensive trial experience in all aspects of Family Law including custody and visitation, support, division of property and restraining orders. I joined Holstrom, Sissung & Block in 2013.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1999
Hourly ($400/hour), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California State Bar||2014|
|Attorney at Law||Partnership||2006 - 2013|
|Attorney at Law||Solo Law Practice||2001 - 2006|
|Public Defender||Public Defender's Office||1999 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||Language Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|