EDUCATION Legal: University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., May 1991 (Law Review Staff 1989-90, Editor 1990-91) Undergraduate: California State University Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude June 1988 (Political Science) Certificate: California State University Northridge, The Tseng College, 110 Hour Certificate of Advanced Professional Development with Distinction for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, August 2013
EXPERIENCE I am an attorney with over 20 years experience helping individuals and businesses protect their legal rights in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, professional licensing, insurance disputes, unfair business practices, family law, and writ and appellate practice. I work with attorneys throughout California on a project or temporary basis. I also provide cost-effective mediation services in the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Greater Los Angeles area. Please see my website for details.
MEMBERSHIPS State Bar of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS Domestic Violence Project Volunteer, Los Angeles County Bar Association (3/13 to present) ; Voluntary Settlement Conference Officer, Los Angeles Superior Court (9/09 to 04/13); Speaker, Southern California Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (CCLP), Know Your Law: Employee Rights (Feb. 20, 2010) (discussion of procedures for expungement of criminal records).
PUBLISHED OPINIONS Daza v. Los Angeles Community College Dist., 247 Cal. App. 4th 260 (2016); Dickens v. Provident Life & Accident Ins. Co., 117 Cal. App. 4th 705 (2004); Wady v. Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co., 216 F. Supp. 2d 1060 (C.D. Cal. 2002); Soltani v. Western & Southern Life Ins. Co., 258 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2001); Cardiner v. Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co., 158 F. Supp. 2d 1088 (C.D. Cal. 2001); Potvin v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 22 Cal. 4th 1060 (2000); Simon v. Value Behavioral Health, Inc., 955 F. Supp. 93 (C.D. Cal. 1997), aff’d, 208 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2000).