I joined Simas & Associates, Ltd. in 2011 after managing a taxation law firm for the previous 6 years. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received my law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005.
In my prior position, I oversaw the business operations of a 25-member law firm that employed a staff of over 150. My management areas included Client Service, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, and Information Technology. In this role, I also represented thousands of the firm’s individual and business clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
While in law school, I served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James A. Richman of the Superior Court of California, Alameda County and as a research project assistant for Assistant Dean Carolyn Butler and Professors D. Gordon Smith and John Ohnesorge.
I am licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and the State of California. I am also admitted to practice law before the U.S. Tax Court and a member of the American Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association.
My practice areas include: Workplace and Employment Regulation, Professional Licensing and Regulation, and Public Agency Law.
Hourly ($125-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Sacramento Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Attorney||Simas & Associates, Ltd.||2011 - Present|
|Independent Business Consultant||Justin D. Hein||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation||2005 - 2011|
|Summer Associate||Averbeck & Hammer, S.C.||2004 - 2004|
|Legal Assistant||Gray & End, LLP||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Member||2015 - Present|
|California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals||Member||2015 - Present|
|Sonoma County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|California Society for Healthcare Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|Milton L. Schwartz/David F. Levi American Inn of Court||Barrister||2012 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||Member||2007 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Federalist Society||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Political Science, Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Administrative Law Section Luncheon||Between a Rock and a Hard Place – When Criminal Law Overlaps Administrative Law||2014|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Private Defender Program||The Intersection of Criminal and Administrative Law||2013|