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Education and licenses

State Bar of California

Licensed to Practice Law, California, 2015

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Juris Doctor Degree, 2012

Visible Music College

Bachelor of Ministry Praxis, 2006

Legal career history

FOX & BANK LLP, 2018 to present
Walnut Creek, CA

Associate Attorney of Fox & Bank LLP, a law firm specializing in all aspects of family law, including divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, pre- and post-marital agreements, child custody, child support and spousal support, and property issues.

OPEN DOOR LEGAL, 2016-2018
San Francisco, CA

Family law attorney and served as the Acting Director of Legal Services.  Represented clients in family law matters at innovative, nonprofit practice offering universal access to underserved community.  Services provided representation in divorce, child custody and visitation, domestic violence restraining orders, child support, and paternity. Represented Open Door Legal to the board, partner organizations, funders, and community.  As Acting Director, managed staff of eight plus five volunteers.

SEPHORA, 2014-2016
San Francisco, CA

Legal Researcher in Sephora’s San Francisco office.  Managed acquisitions of state-specific licensing and permits; contributed to special projects, including United States Food and Drug Administration regulations and Prop 65 compliance.  Tracked relevant legislation.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Western District of Tennessee, 2012
Memphis, TN

Legal Extern to the US Attorney’s Office.  Prepared litigation materials, including deposition and admissions statements; assisted in drafting and editing brief for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; drafted research memoranda.

CHILD AND FAMILY LITIGATION CLINIC, University of Memphis, 2011-2012
Memphis, TN

Student Attorney; Represented children as Guardian ad Litem in Juvenile Court proceedings.  Drafted motions and trial briefs. Presented at “Legal Issues in Education” seminar for student teachers.

Memphis, TN

Legal Extern to Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo.  Researched and drafted Reports and Recommendations and Orders for criminal and civil cases.

Boulder, CO

Worked on Violence Against Women Act cases and crime-victim visas; drafted I-601 Hardship Waivers; wrote legal memoranda; assisted clients in obtaining Temporary Protected Status and work authorization permits.

Memphis, TN

Assisted in trial preparation; researched and drafted memoranda on domestic violence sentencing; issued subpoenas.

Professional and acamedic awards recognition

Irvin Bogotin Social Justice Award: 2012

Rodney K. Smith Award for Excellence in Public Service: 2012

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Advocacy: Spring 2012

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Child and Family Litigation Clinic: Fall 2011

Dean’s Distinguished Service Platinum Award for 100+ hours of community service: 2010, 2011, 2012

Cecil C. Humphreys Fellowship Recipient: 2010, 2011

University of Memphis Law Review Case Comment Competition winner: 2010

Best Regional Brief Award in National Moot Court Competition: 2010

Notes Editor, University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 42

Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Daniel Kiel: 2010-2012

Vice President, Public Action Law Society: 2010-2011

Valedictorian, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence

Professional associations, boards and committee work

California State Bar Association

  • Member, Family Law Section

Contra Costa Bar Association

  • Member, Family Law Section

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Member, Family Law Section

Moms Demand Action

  • East Bay Chapter Legislation Lead, 2018 to present

Help A Mother Out

  • Community Program Manager & Special Events Volunteer, 2013-2015

Streetdog Foundation, Inc.

  • Outreach Director & Administrator, 2011-2012

Nashville Sexual Assault Resource Center

  • Crisis Line Counselor & Education Ambassador

Publications and lectures

Author, Comparative Fault – Banks v. Elks Club Pride: Preserving Fairness in Liability While Adhering to Strict Comparative Fault Principles, 41 U. Mem. L. Rev. 637 (2011).