I received my law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where I developed my passion for justice. I studied business and corporate law at Brooklyn Law School in New York City. My Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics is from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. I have over 25 years of experience practicing law in California.
I am an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School. The course I teach is Public Interest Law Practice.
I am an experienced litigator, and I negotiated settlement agreements and prepared for trials, in cases involving the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), California Fair Employment and Housing Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act. I have extensive court and jury trial experience, including in the office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender and California State Bar Office of Trial Counsel.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and prior to law school, I designed, developed department procedures, programmed and implemented computer systems covering financial transactions, payroll and personnel for a major Southern California bank and insurance company.