I live and work in Simi Valley and have been practicing here for the past decade.
I love practicing law in Simi Valley and providing my community with personal, attentive, and experienced legal services, with integrity and effective advocacy.
In 2006 I started my own practice in Simi Valley, and my practice now serves all of Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County. My areas of practice include a range of civil litigation including real property and business disputes. I also have an extensive estate planning practice including trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, health care directives, etc. My practice also includes guardianship petitions and other kinds of civil disputes.
Prior to law school, I worked in the public service sector from 1987 to 1994, first in a U.S. Congressional office, and thereafter as community outreach coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, Environmental Affairs Department.
I graduated from Southwestern University, magna cum laude, in 1997.
In 1997, I joined the firm of Lynberg & Watkins in downtown Los Angeles. There, I worked on complex multimillion dollar environmental insurance litigation cases.
I wanted to work in my community of Ventura County and also serve the public interest and so in 1998, I joined the Ventura County District Attorney's office as a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting a range of cases in which I gained valuable and substantial courtroom experience, including prosecuting a multitude of jury trials. As a Deputy District Attorney, I was called to prepare witness testimony and other evidence through which I sharpened my communication and advocacy abilities that have continued to serve me well even as I transitioned to civil practice in late 1999. From that time I have practiced in Simi Valley continually.
In late 1999, I joined the Law Offices of William J. Waters in Simi Valley. There, I worked independently on a range of civil cases including business litigation, real property, neighbor disputes, family law, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, and estate planning. I also conducted all of the firm's trials and also all cases that went to the appellate court.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Magna Cum Laude||Soutwestern Law School||1997|
|First Place Team Moot Court||Pace University Environmental Law Moot Court Competition||1997|
|Member Law Review||Southwestern Law School||1996|
|Chair person Moot Court Board of Governors||Southwestern Law School||1996|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of William J. Waters||1999 - 2006|
|Deputy District Attorney||Ventura County District Attorney||1998 - 1999|
|Associate Attorney||Lynberg & Watkins||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm Section||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Animal Law Advocates||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|