University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA. Doctorate of Jurisprudence 1982
Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, August 2013 - Present
Opened Sacramento office of Shaw Jacobsmeyer responsible for administrative management, marketing, and workers compensation litigation from inception of claim through the appellate process.
Adelson, Testan, Brundo and Jimenez, March 2004- August 2013
Sacramento and San Francisco, CA. Managing Attorney at Law
Administrative management, marketing, and workers compensation litigation from inception of claim through the appellate process.
Rahn, Holbrook and Murphy, LLP, January 2001- March 2004
Sacramento, CA. Attorney at Law
Subrogation and workers compensation defense, including heavy litigation and client education seminars.
Grancell, Liebovitz, Marx & Barnes, November 2000- December 2001
Sacramento, CA. Attorney at Law
Aggressive litigation practice, including client contact and subrogation.
Mullen and Filippi, September 1985- November 2000
Sacramento, CA. Associate Partner
Subrogation and workers compensation defense, including civil litigation and client contact; responsible for training and educating new attorneys in civil litigation.
Jones & Stephens, July 1984- September 1985
Roseville, CA. Attorney at Law
Litigation practice, including client contact, research, pleadings, and law and motion.
Howard University School of Law, August 1982- July 1984
Washington, DC. Fellow- Reginald Huber Smith Fellowship
Congressional fellowship included 75% work with a poverty agency and 25% work with Legal Services of Northern California representing women inmates in sexual discrimination and civil rights litigation cases. Represented the first woman inmate in Nevada County to successfully obtain a child care work furlough.
Sacramento Superior Court, April 1981- May 1982
Sacramento, CA. Legal Researcher
Prepared legal opinions for criminal and civil court judges, reviewed and recommended disposition of writs of habeas corpus.
Placer County Superior Court, March 1980- March 1981
Auburn, CA. Law Clerk
Researched civil law, prepared jury instructions, assisted with opinion writing for the court.
Placer County Public Defenders Office & District Attorneys Office, August 1979- March 1980
Provided a variety of services through the McGeorge School of Law, including legal research, criminal sentencing computation; received certification to represent the County in court under supervision
Member, California State Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association
Admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and Eastern District Federal Court
Past president, Women Lawyers of Placer County
Member, California Women Lawyers Association
Past Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Mediator, Nevada County Superior Court, Placer County Superior Courts, and Sacramento County Superior Courts.
Pro Tem Judge, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Stockton, CA
SIGNIFICANT LEGAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Awarded Reginald Huber Smith Congressional Fellowship
Member of McGeorge School of Law Deans List, 1979 to 1982
Traynor Honor Society Nominee. Invited to write for Pacific Law Journal, 1980.
Nominee Faye Stender Award (Outstanding Woman Lawyer, 1985 CWL)