As a child, I watched Perry Mason reruns on television, which left me with the impression that lawyers help people get out of trouble. As a teenager, I first saw the film To Kill a Mockingbird. The central character in the story, Atticus Finch, became a symbol of honor and integrity in the practice of law. He represented clients because they needed him, because he could help them (sometimes), and because it was the right thing to do. That ideal became a motivating force in my life.
Several years ago, when the financial crisis of 2007-2009 began to wreak havoc on the middle class, I began to think about our economic system and everything that is wrong with it. I then realized that I wanted to practice bankruptcy and consumer law in order to help people get out of debt and recover their dignity.
I am committed to providing affordable representation to a wide range of consumers who are struggling, including the unemployed and under-employed, Baby Boomers, seniors and people with disabilities.
I graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999. I have been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1999.
I practice in state and federal courts in the following counties:
North Bay/San Francisco: Sonoma County, Napa County, Marin County, City and County of San Francisco
Peninsula/South Bay: San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
East Bay: Alameda County, Contra Costa County
Sacramento/Central Valley: Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County
Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern District of California are located in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Salinas. Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern District of California are located in Sacramento and Fresno.
I am a member of these professional associations:
Queens Bench Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
San Mateo County Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys