Having a relationship built upon mutual trust is paramount to achieving a successful legal outcome. I have learned through my experience litigating civil rights class actions involving multiple parties, often with competing interests, that having a strong relationship with my client is critical. For this reason, when I meet a client for the first time, and throughout our professional relationship, I work to maintain a high level of trust.
As an attorney I’ve conducted depositions and discovery, drafted pleadings and motions, prepared expert testimony, and monitored existing consent decrees in civil rights litigation.
I’ve also had the opportunity to advocate for clients outside of the courtroom as a staff attorney for a national non-profit organization by working with legislators and staff to draft proposed legislation, prepare congressional hearing testimony and execute a media strategy where I have appeared on CNN, Fox, and Univision to discuss ongoing litigation on behalf of clients.
I grew up in Aurora, Colorado where I attended the University of Northern Colorado receiving a B.A. in Political Science. I moved to California to attend law school at the University of California at Berkeley, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1999. Over the years, I traveled between California and Washington DC, and lived in Mexico for a year where I taught English and became fluent in Spanish.
In 2006 I moved to the South Bay and currently live in Manhattan Beach with my husband and three daughters. I have served as a volunteer docent for Hands on Art in Redondo Beach and Young at Art in Manhattan Beach for over 10 years. I love living in the beach cities and have learned many life lessons out on the ocean racing outrigger canoes with the Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club in Redondo Beach.