The last eight years of dedicated criminal defense work were the most valuable education a criminal attorney can attain. I learned not only how to win trials, but how to get the best results through effective negotiating with prosecutors. I learned how to reduce bail for clients and how to provide creative, alternative sentences that keep my clients out of custody. I know how to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system in order to secure the best possible outcome in an otherwise unfortunate situation.
During law school I interned with the Public Defenders Office which is when I decided to pursue a career in defense. I served more than one thousand clients during the next several years as a Deputy Public Defender in Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. I received my J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law where 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.
Constitutional guarantees against government infringement and equality before the law are two of the ideals that drew me to a career in criminal law. Armed with experience in advocacy and a passion for criminal defense, I have the knowledge, experience and drive necessary to ensure the best outcome for any client, any case, any time.
Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2012 & 2013
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