• J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, 1998

  • BA in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1993


Legal Employment

  • 15+ years as a Deputy City Attorney

  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Criminal Prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, specializing in Consumer Fraud and Workplace Protection

  • Criminal Director of the Los Angeles City Attorneys Association

  • Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court

  • Trial Experience as a Criminal Prosecutor, Civil Litigator and as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court

  • In-house counsel, civil litigator, statewide prosecuting minor compromise pleadings on behalf of indigent litigants

  • Volunteer Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender - Torrance and Inglewood


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, December 1998

  • United States District Courts, Central District of California, December 1998

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, April 2009



  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, hereby express their appreciation for services performed as a Temporary Judge during 2016, September 18, 2017

  • Office of City Attorney, Certificate of Appreciation, 2015 Treasurer, Association of Black City Attorneys, Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney, February 11, 2016

  • Office of City Attorney, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service, October 14, 2010, “In recognition of your dedication and tireless commitment in representing this Office and the City of Los Angeles. Your efforts are recognized and truly appreciated by all of your colleagues in the Office and the residents of this City.”

  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Outstanding Community Service Award, September 2001.


Additional Work Experience

  • Treasurer for the Black City Attorneys Association

  • Substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Member of the Nomination Committee for the Latino City Attorney Association

  • Co-Chair of the Community Action Community for Black Women Lawyers

  • Co-Chair of the Parent Committee and Recording Secretary

  • Mentor and board member of Mentoring Our Student Through Experience (MOSTE) in the South Los Angeles Area

  • Director of Curriculum for the Sunday School program at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena

  • Donation Committee member for Moor Field/Lift Pre-school Program within Alhambra Unified School District

  • Board member of the local chapter of American Youth Soccer Organization, chaired the Opening Ceremonies in 2015

  • Hike leader and nominations committee member for the Central Area of the Greater Los Angeles Sierra Club