I am a native to San Diego County and grew up in the North County area. I began my legal career as a legal secretary working for a personal injury law firm that specialized in motorcycle accidents while in college. Once in law school, I worked on a variety of legal matters as a law clerk for a boutique law firm.
I attended the University of California at San Diego where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1988. I obtained my Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego after completing a two year accelerated program in September 1990, then began practicing as an attorney in San Diego after passing the February 1991 California State Bar exam. I am admitted to practice in both state and federal courts.