Bio

As a former public defender, I've had a true insider's perspective on our criminal court system.   I've seen the best and the worst of our justice system, and I've learned how to consistently provide the best.  Working daily in our courts for six years is the most valuable education a criminal attorney can possess.  I learned not only how to win trials, but I learned how to obtain the best results for my clients by negotiating the most favorable resolution, by helping to reduce bail, or by providing options for alternative sentencing to avoid incarceration.   I've learned how to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system, and how to apply my skills to each of my clients in order to ensure the best possible outcome for an otherwise unfortunate situation.  

I interned with the Public Defenders Office during law school, which is when I decided to pursue that as a career. I served more than one thousand clients during the next six years as a Deputy Public Defender in Riverside and Los Angeles Counties.  Before that I received my J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. I 
completed the two year accelerated SCALE Program, and was elected President of my class.  Prior to Law School I attended UCLA where I received a B.A. in Economics before working in finance and consulting.
 
Constitutional guarantees against government infringement and equality before the law are two of the ideals that drew me into a career in criminal defense.  Armed with experience in advocacy and a passion for criminal defense, I have the knowledge, expertise and drive necessary to ensure the best outcome for any individual, any case, every time.


In addition to my law practice, I presently serve as the Vice Chair of the Northwest Commission for the City of Pasadena.  I also serve on the Board of Trustees of the New Horizon School in Pasadena.  

   
Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2012 & 2013