I bring 18 years of litigation experience to the Department of Police Accountability. For the last four years, I have practiced plaintiff's personal injury law and criminal defense in private practice. I served as a deputy public defender in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from 2002 until 2014. As a deputy public defender, I helped to defend thousands of people who could not otherwise afford an attorney, and was trained to lofty standards of excellence in criminal defense.
I am a proud graduate of the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 2001, with the distinction of Order of the Coif. While at UCLA, I was a board member and volunteer at the UCLA Free Legal Clinic, held every other Sunday at the FAME Renaissance Church in South Central Los Angeles.