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26 Years as a
Deputy District Attorney
As a Deputy District Attorney, I prosecuted thousands of criminal cases including child molestation, rape, murder and attempted murder, domestic violence, physical abuse of the elderly, robbery, narcotics sales and manufacturing, arson, fraud, and juvenile crime.  My accomplishments include:​
Consumer Protection
While working the Consumer Protection Unit of the District Attorney’s office:
  • Received recognition from the Contractor State Licensing Board for my work in prosecuting cases involving victims of Contractor fraud.

  • Completed broad community outreach to the vulnerable communities affected by the Coyote Creek flood to educate victims on the illegality of price gouging by contractors post natural disasters and on how to avoid fraudulent contractors. 

  • Los Gatos homeowner commits fraud: Los Gatos Home Building Fraud Defendant Arraigned Thursday | Los Gatos, CA Patch

While working on the Environmental Prosecution Unit of the District Attorney’s Office, I prosecute crimes protecting wildlife and enforce our hazardous waste laws.
Teaching Law

As a long time legal instructor, I will bring my legal knowledge and expertise to the bench. For over 20 years, I have taught attorneys, police officers, school resource officers, probation officers, and others in the legal community on the following subjects:

  • 5th and 6th Amendment issues

  • Child Exploits/Internet Crimes Against Children Investigations

  • Evidence

  • Felony Sentencing

  • Juvenile Law

  • Legal ethics

  • Miranda

  • Search and Seizure

  • Sexual Assault/Child Molestation Investigations

  • Trial Techniques

Community Outreach

I have volunteered for multiple local school programs in Santa Clara County which included:

  • Law Related Education – taught 5th graders about our justice system

  • Coached Leland High School Mock Trial Team

  • Coached youth sports, such as Bellarmine Frosh/Soph water polo, girls club water polo, and youth soccer

  • Lecture high schoolers and parent groups about safety on the internet

  • Presented to the Board of Realtors regarding Contractor law.

California Education

As a lifelong Santa Clara County resident, I received a Northern California education at:

  • Milpitas Unified School District

  • Notre Dame High School, Valedictorian, downtown San Jose

  • UC Berkeley graduate – College Athlete: Swimming and Water Polo for the Cal Bears

  • UC Davis, King Hall School of Law – Awarded distinguished American Jurisprudence in Legal Writing and recognized for performing 297 hours of Pro Bono work

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