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I received my undergraduate degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Point Loma I played for the nationally ranked Women’s Volleyball team and studied abroad in Galway, Ireland. In the year prior to attending law school I served in AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps.

I attended law school at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA where I served on the Executive Board of Chapman's Journal of Criminal Justice. I earned a Juris Doctor degree and passed the California State Bar exam on my first attempt. I clerked with both the Orange County Office of the Public Defender and the San Diego Office of the Public Defender.  Prior to opening my own firm I spent eight years at a prestigious Orange County Criminal Defense firm.

I am a qualified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I am a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and past President of the West Orange County Bar Association. I enjoy speaking engagements throughout the county as an opportunity to inform the public about their rights. I am admitted to practice law within the State of California and the United States District Court, Central District.  


Criminal defense is my passion, and I take great pride in standing up for the rights of those facing criminal charges. I know how overwhelming the legal process can be, this is why my goal is to effectively and calmly help you understand your rights and the issues affecting your case.  I strive to offer clients peace of mind in the midst of a potentially stressful situation and I am fully committed to reaching the best possible case outcome. I handle each case personally, and communicate with my clients directly. If you are facing criminal charges or action by the DMV against your license, I can offer you the individualized attention you deserve. 




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