Handles a broad range of civil litigation matters with primary emphasis on the representation of developers and general contractors in complex construction defect claims, premise liability, class action, and personal injury. She successfully resolved numerous cases via settlement and trial and assists clients in litigation avoidance techniques emphasizing alternative dispute resolution.
She has experience in preparation and review of construction and subcontractor agreements; as well as new home buyer documentation.
Following obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she obtained a Juris Doctorate at California Western School of Law and attended the Institute on International and Comparative Law, University of San Diego, Mexico City.
She has spoken at West Coast Casualty CD Seminar, MC Consultants Annual Construction Defect & Insurance Coverage Conference, Fourth Annual Judicial Symposium on Critical Issues in Construction Defects Litigation, Insurance Professionals of North San Diego, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and CAI’s 33rd Annual Community Association Law Seminar.
Speaking Topics include: Developer Approach to Avoiding the Litigation Trap (2005); Electronic Discovery and New Technology to Improve the Efficiency of Litigation (2006); Right to Repair & Recovery (2007); Developer Collection Actions: Fix and Collect (2008); New Conflicts with AI Coverage (2008); The Management of Complex Construction Defects Litigation (2008); What If We Gave a Mediation and Everyone Came – Checklist for a Successful Mediation (2010); Electronic Discovery (2010); Been There, Done That, What Now? (2011); Ethical Issues Related to AI Endorsement/Insurance Coverage (2011); Four Decades of Defects: A History of Construction Defect Claims; What the Next Decade Will Bring (2012); Billing, Privilege, and Discovery Issues for Experts (2013); and What’s Not Working in the CD Arena (2013); Life After the Judgment – Now What? (2015); California Civil Code Section 895, et seq v Negligence After Liberty Mutual (2015); Construction Defect Trends – Where Are We Headed (2016); Early Resolution of Claims (2017).
- J.D., California Western School of Law
- Construction Law and Litigation
- Construction and Subcontractor Agreements
- New Home Buyer Documentation
- Premise Liability
- Class Action
- Personal Injury
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- California Bar Association (1995)
- Arizona Bar Association (1999)
- Nevada Bar Association (2001)
- U. S. Southern District Court of California
- U. S. Central District Court of California
- U. S. District Court of Nevada.