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I am a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, and an 8 year member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing. I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is passionate about fighting for the underdog, and I bring multiple years of experience representing adults and juveniles facing serious crimes.
Over the past ten years, I have spent my career working within the criminal justice system to make it more equitable through litigation as well as through policy and law reform. I have practiced in multiple counties throughout the state, and I have significant experience representing people in court.
In addition to fighting for people's rights in the courtroom, I spent three sessions as a policy advocate at the Oregon legislature pushing for criminal justice reforms including amending the constitution to make all jury verdicts unanimous, requiring prosecutors to finally record grand jury proceedings, limiting the imposition of the death penalty in Oregon, and significantly revising the punitive and outdated Measure 11 laws unfairly impacting Oregon's youth.
I believe in a just criminal justice system, and that is why I do this work.
|Owner and Attorney at Law||Sofia Law LLC||2019 - Present|
|Legislative Director||Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2017 - 2019|
|Attorney||Metropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.||2016 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Hillsboro Law Group, PC (Formerly Known As Garland, Burton, McCaffery, PC)||2015 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||The Arneson Group||2012 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Aaby Family Law||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||The Washington County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Publication Committee Member||2016 - 2019|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Vice President||2014 - 2015|
|Oregon Women Lawyers (Roseburg Chapter)||President||2013 - 2014|
|Oregon Women Lawyers (Roseburg Chapter)||Founding Member||2013 - 2015|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2015|
|Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2015|
|Oregon Bar Family Law Section||Member||2011 - 2015|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Nevada-Reno||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity||2014|
|Douglas County Bar Association||How to comply with Rule 7: Information about Legal Services||2012|
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