Ms. Dunham is an experienced attorney with over 20 years in active practice in California. Ms. Dunham received her B.A. Degree in English from U.C. Berkeley and her law degree from U.C.L.A. Her trial experience includes an $800,000 judgment.
Ms. Dunham was one of the lead attorneys in the recent class action case of Gonzalez v. Freedom Communications Inc., involving approximately 5,000 newspaper carrier class members. Through discovery and law and motion efforts, Ms. Dunham successfully obtained numerous pre-trial orders against Freedom Communications and its attorneys, including approximately $50,000 in sanctions. According to a Daily Journal article, Gonzalez was the first certified class action on the issue of newspaper carriers’ rights to employee benefits, even though carriers had been fighting for those rights since the late 1980's.
Legal articles written by Ms. Dunham have appeared in publications such as The National Law Journal ("Potentially Responsible Parties Can Avoid Some Pollution Exclusion Barriers," January, 1999) and the Orange County Business Journal ("Judging the Merits of Pursuing Litigation," September, 1995).
Human rights advocacy is of great interest to Ms. Dunham. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate with the County of Orange in 2002-2004, for youth in the foster care system. In 2005, she worked in the legal department of Casa Alianza in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where she prepared legal briefs and appeared at court hearings on human rights cases. Ms. Dunham has also provided volunteer legal services to The Human Rights Project and the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Los Angeles.
Ms. Dunham is fluent in Spanish, certified by the California Department of Education. She has worked and lived overseas for more than four years, including years spent in Ecuador, Honduras and Korea.
Callahan & Blaine
3 Hutton Centre Drive Ninth Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92604
|Senior Attorney||Callahan & Blaine||1995 - Present|
|Univ of California Berkeley||undergraduate||N/A|