Undergrad: Oregon State University, 1996, B.A.s in Political Science & French
Law School: Santa Clara University School of Law, 1999
Admitted to Bar: California, 1999
Hobbies and Interests: Watching my children play soccer, running the local PTA, Photography, and Hiking.
I decided to be a criminal defense attorney in the 6th Grade after a classroom mock trial where I defended a homeless man accused of theft, and we won his case! I believe deeply in the Constitutional right to an attorney. I believe in holding the government accountable to follow all of the rules and in requiring it to prove someone guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I have spent 20 years defending people charged with crimes in both felony and misdemeanor cases. I am passionate about treatment instead of incarceration, and I spent many years of my career focused on Collaborative Courts for addicts, veterans and the mentally ill. I bring my passion for fighting for each client as an individual to my job at 1-800-NoCuffs.