As a young adult I was drawn to law and the complexities of the criminal justice system. Those old movies with dramatic courtroom scenes seemed interesting, exciting and real. I liked the idea of standing up for someone and being able to prove my point, so I entered legal studies. I graduated from law school at U.C.L.A. in 1996 and relocated to Washington the same year.
Since then, I have enjoyed a diverse career representing civil litigants and individuals facing criminal offenses or licensing consequences. Also, in my role as a Law Clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, I helped craft opinions addressing a wide range of important issues and experienced firsthand the “view from the bench.”
I advocate daily against overzealous police officers, prosecutors and administrative hearings officers, while also providing my clients with tools and practical advice to navigate any consequences they may endure.
- APPEALS– Criminal and civil appeals in superior court, Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court.
- DEPT. OF LICENSING– Hearings before the Dept. of Licensing related to DUI arrests, but also habitual traffic offenders and other drivers license suspensions.
- VACATING/EXPUNGING CONVICTIONS– Deleting arrest records and non-conviction data, vacating of criminal convictions and sealing of court records.
University of California -Los Angeles (J.D. 1996)
Humboldt State University (B.A. 1993)