University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law Juris Doctor, 2005
King Hall Public Service Law Graduate, Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award Nominee, Moot Court Board, Problem Writing Chair, Traynor Moot Court Competition Team Member, 2005 Witkin Outstanding Oral Advocate Awardee, Articles Editor, Environs, UC Davis Environmental Law Journal.
Sonoma State University Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, Political Science, 2002
Dean’s List; Head Delegate, National Model United Nations (NYC), 2001, 2002
Solano Community College A.A. Liberal Arts, 1998 Dean’s List
State Bar of California
Riverside County Public Defender’s Office, Riverside, CA Deputy Public Defender, 2007 – 2010
Senior attorney of preliminary hearings team; trials, motions & preliminary hearings practice, client intake and investigation various felony and misdemeanor hearings; VOP hearings, conservatorship, Riese hearings, and civil contempt hearings, misdemeanor and felony trial practice, legal research/writing, Attorney in charge of Mental Health Court for Public Defender (highest success rate in CA) referral attorney for immigration consequences cases, winning trial record.
Robert Half Legal International, 2006- 2007
Temporary contract work: John George Psychiatric Pavilion, San Leandro, CA- Legal Desk; Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo, CA- Medical Records, chart auditing and medical-legal risk assessment.
UC Davis School of Law, Immigration Law Clinic
Member of Immigration Consequences Team, Fall 2004, Spring 2005
Dealing with immigration consequences for immigrants arrested and/or convicted of crimes, plea agreement consultation, military law, organized and participated in ImmCon presentation filmed and now used for CLE credit by San Francisco Bar Association.
San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, San Francisco, CA Summer intern, 2004
Working under attorney supervision in Felony Division, handled intake, client interview and follow-up, investigation, research, motion writing, pretrial hearings for multiple felony cases, including several Three Strikes cases.