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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA  

Juris Doctor, 2007

            Hastings Business Law Journal, co-Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2007

            -Civil Litigation Concentration


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA    

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Journalism, 2004



· Take and defend depositions.

· Achieved successful verdicts at trial.

·  Successfully achieved prelitigation settlement in several cases.

· Present corporate seminars on sexual harassment law

· Co-authored A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment, a book explaining workplace sexual harassment law.

· Draft discovery, motions, complaints, answers, demand letters, and settlement agreements.


Previous Employers:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, regulations department of in-house counsel

Burnham Brown, Oakland, Litigation Firm


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 75%
    7 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 15%
    3 years
  3. Libel & Slander: 10%



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Payment types:

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Broderick Saleen Law Firm

2600 El Camino Real, Suite 506
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo rated attorneyAvvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal AssistantPacific Gas and Electric Company2006 - 2007
Summer AssociateBurnham Brown2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard Member2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaWomen's Caucus2014 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marabito v. MorinN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
SexualHarassmentLawyerCoping with Sexual Harassment2013
SexualHarassmentLawyerUsing Your Strengths to Overcome Sexual Harassment2013
SexualHarassmentBlog.orgProving Implicit Conditions For Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: Victim Must Only Show that Condition Was Reasonably Inferred2013
A Victim's Guide to Sexual Harassment in CaliforniaA Victim's Guide to Sexual Harassment in California2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJuris Doctor2007
California Polytechnic St UN/AUndergraduate2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Your Legal RightsSexual Harassment Law in CaliforniaN/A
Employment Law Series SeminarSexual Harassment in the WorkplaceN/A