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College: Menlo College

Law School:  UC Hastings College of the Law

Admitted to the Bar:   2014

Awards:  8-time Witkin and CALI award winner, graduated law school in the top 3% of the class, graduated Magna Cum Laude from both college and law school, multiple time California state Judo champion, former Junior National Judo champion, previous top 10 ranked USA Judo athlete at +100 kilograms

Hobbies :  Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, baking, and pasta making

Why I Love What I Do:

Why I love what I do: I went to law school with the sole purpose of practicing criminal law. I was drawn to the opportunity to litigate interesting and unique cases in court. I was also a senior articles editor on the Hastings Law Journal where I spent my time reviewing and editing almost exclusively criminal law articles to learn as much as I could about practical criminal law.

I spent just about 6 years of my practice working as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa, Napa, and Shasta counties as well as working as an environmental circuit prosecutor at the California District Attorneys Association. I handled cases ranging from contracting without a license and driving on a suspended license to major narcotics and attempted murders.

Due to my experience working with many different law enforcement agencies, as well as different DA’s offices, I can help our clients understand the inner workings of these different agencies and navigate the court system more effectively and efficiently.

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