Advocating for law enforcement is something I am passionate about. Prior to entering private practice representing peace officers, I was at the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office. As a certified legal intern and then as Deputy District Attorney, I prosecuted misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile adjudications. My experiences as a Deputy DA and having family members in law enforcement give me a unique understanding of the issues that confront law enforcement, which I use on a daily basis in my areas of practice.
In addition to working on proactive solutions to resolve cases quickly and effectively, I enjoy spending time with my children and thier ever increasing menagrie of pets.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Deputy Attorney General||California Office of the Attorney General||2018 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff||2009 - 2018|
|Deputy District Attorney||El Dorado County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Milton L. Schwartz/David F. Levi American Inn of Court||Barrister||2009 - Present|
|Blog entry||To Test Breath or Blood, That Is the Question||2016|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||Law||N/A|
|Univ of New Mexico||BA||N/A|
|Police Liability in California||Officer Involved Shootings from the Defendant's Perspective||2014|
|POST Training for California Peace Officers Association||Officer Involved Shootings||N/A|
|Collis v. City of Alturas, et al. (2017) Modoc County Superior Court Case No.: CU-16-058||Defense verdict|
|Gutierrez v. City of Woodland (2012) Eastern District of California No. 2:10-cv-01142||http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/24/4933725/jury-backs-yolo-officers-in-fatal.html|
|Wyatt v. City of Chico Police Dept., et al. (E.D. Cal. 2011) Case No. 2:05-CV-02025-EFB||Unanimous defense verdict|
|McKie v. Rocklin (2010) Eastern District Case No. 2:10-CV-02180-JAM-DAD||Case dismissed based upon12(c) motion based on collateral estoppel.|
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