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As a San Diego native, I now live and work in San Marcos, California.

I graduated in 2001 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. In the decade following, I worked in a variety of sales roles and hated every minute of it. But, I do tend to be an advocate for sales teams now!

I started law school in 2011 and graduated from California Western School of Law in 2013. I passed the bar exam the same year and obtained my law license from the State Bar of California.

Here are a few things I have learned in the last decade of practicing law:

Contracts are complicated. It is easy to find a contract template on Google or use a contract someone gave you 15 years ago. But, your business deserves a proponent. Small business contracts should strike the right balance between liability protection and business growth. Contract drafting, revising, and negotiating require skill and experience. Details matter. I am passionate about contracts (weird, right?) and enjoy working with entrepreneurs.

Advocacy is underrated. Opinions are everywhere. Rarely do we have others look out for our best interests though. In a world of unknowns, I strive to be an advocate for my clients. Candidly, I probably care about you and your business a little too much at times.

I run a small business too. I am not only an attorney. I am also the CEO, CFO, head of marketing, bookkeeper (I hate QuickBooks as much as you do), account manager, sales rep (gulp), blogger, social media influencer, human resources manager, and collections department. I sign contracts, ensure client satisfaction and stress about cash flow. I am an entrepreneur too. I know how your brain works.

Adaptation is critical to continued success. Your business changes. Your mission, values, risk tolerance, focus, and goals change. The world changes. The law changes too. What worked last month may not work next month. I expect to work collaboratively with you and make recommendations that balance the risks and rewards of a particular transaction. We are on the same team. You are the superstar, and I am happy to lead the team in assists.

Giving back to the community. I was given opportunities that many do not have. And now I embrace the ability to give back to others. I work with several non-profits, volunteering my time and services to help those in my community. I encourage and applaud my clients and those in my network that do the same. I am always open to new ways of service.

To learn more, please feel free to read what my clients have to say.

Professional Associations

  • California Lawyers Association

Volunteer Positions

  • Board member, Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation
  • Board member, Students on Stage, a California nonprofit corporation