We have been offering our legal support to clients for more than 40 years. Our team is led by an experienced criminal defense and DUI lawyer in addressing the concerns of our clients.
I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Nursing. I received a Master of Nursing Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. I taught nursing on the baccalaureate level at U.C.L.A., Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I am a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. I have been an active member of the California State Bar since 1979. I am also a member of the Virginia State Bar.
I began practicing law in the Arlington,Virginia as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor. Later that year I returned to California and began a private practice. I worked as a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County as a trial attorney and later worked in a very busy office of the Public Defender in San Francisco, California as a trial attorney.
I am an experienced trial attorney having tried misdemeanor and felony cases in public and private practice. I have also been on the criminal defense panels for Alameda County and Sacramento County. I've represented numerous parolees in parole hearings ( hearings before an administrative law judge for the Board of Prison Terms). I find that I prefer defense work, because it allows me to work at helping real people. I enjoy the personal contact.
As a member of the California Public Defender's Association I regularly attend seminars to remain on the cutting edge of our ever changing law.