I have been with Wilke Fleury since graduating from law school in 1986. I became a partner of the firm in 1992. After completing some schooling in Germany and while pursuing a career as a newspaper reporter in Europe and the United States, I received Bachelor Degrees in Journalism and German in 1983 from California State University, Northridge. I received my Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of California at Davis, where I was a member of the law review. Since joining the firm, my practice has focused on civil litigation with emphasis in construction litigation and counseling. I am frequently called upon to serve as both an arbitrator and mediator.
I have extensive and broad experience in the areas of complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on the representation of residential and commercial property owners in construction-related disputes. My practice includes the representation of homeowners, homeowner associations, developers and contractors in real estate cases, as well as complex construction defect claims involving multiple single-family residences and multi-unit developments. I recently represented over 100 homeowners in a mass construction defect action. The case ended during trial when the developer paid what is thought to be one of the largest settlements of its type in Sacramento County.
Languages Spoken: German
Licensed since 1986
Hourly ($275-300/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Retainer (Sometimes)
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|23 Pacific Law Journal 315||The First Amendment on the Battlefield: A Constitutional Analysis of Press Access to Military Operations In Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf||1992|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|California State University, Northridge||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Webinar||Increase your Bottom Line: Avoiding and Minimizing Construction Defect Claims||2013|
|Certified Fraud Examiners Workshop||Effective Use of Expert Witnesses||2013|