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About me

I worked as a field archaeologist for many years before becoming a lawyer.  I have always been interested in History, Anthropology, and foreign languages. 


 


I have played the guitar since I was fourteen years old and I also play around on the ukulele, mandolin, and piano. I would also like to write a novel someday.


 


I am an avid soccer player and a proud follower of the United States National Soccer Team, the Sacramento Kings, the Oakland Raiders, the San Jose Earthquakes, and Sacramento Republic FC.


 


I also enjoy birdwatching and cooking.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($220/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Sean Michael Patrick

    I have known and worked with Mr. Rives for a number of years. He has consistently demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and a solid knowledge of the law. I endorse Mr. Rives without reservation.

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    Sean Patrick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

BPE Law Group, PC

11140 Fair Oaks Blvd, Suite 300
Fair Oaks, CA, 95628

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyWilcoxen Callaham, LLP2012 - 2013
SecretaryYolo County Bar Association2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael W. Jansen2008 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices Of Denise L. Dirks2007 - 2007
Governing Board MemberMcGeorge Civil Practice Clinic2005 - 2006
Communication Center InternDepartment Of Fair Employment & Housing2005 - 2005
Housing Law InternCommunity Legal Information Center Chico, Ca2001 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Yolo County Bar AssociationFormer Secretary2010 - 2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
California State University, ChicoPre-LawParalegal Certificate2002
California State University, ChicoHistory/ArchaeologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999