I am an experienced trial attorney who has conducted 88 jury trials. The vast majority of my legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles has been dedicated to serving and advocating for families who have lost loved ones to murder and victims of violent crimes such as child molestation, rape, human trafficking, elder abuse and domestic violence.
I worked for 20 years before seeking a law degree at UCLA Law School. While seeking an undergraduate degree in English at California State University, Long Beach, I worked in printing and educational publishing. This extensive non-legal work experience enhances my ability to incorporate common sense into my legal work.
I believe community service is important and have taught the Project LEAD program to 5th grade students for six years. Project LEAD is a yearlong course in which we have weekly classroom discussions about topics such as peer pressure, prejudice, bullying, conflict resolution and the juvenile court system. At the end of the program, students perform a mock trial in a local courthouse.
My judicial candidacy is widely supported by judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, court staff, a wide range of organizations, friends, and family because I have a reputation for being ethical, fair, and diligent. If elected to Superior Court Judge, I will be guided by these same principles in serving our community.