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Areas of Practice:

Construction Defects
Employment Discrimination / Sexual Harassment
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

California State Bar, 1997
Arizona State Bar, 2000
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003


Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1997

Law Journals:
California Law Review, Editor
Ecology Law Quarterly, Member

— McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition- Honors:
— Prosser Award (Civil Procedure)
— Best Brief Award (Moot Court)

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, December 1993
— Magna Cum Laude
— Phi Beta Kappa

— Young Autism Project, Senior Therapist
— Behavior Modification, Lecturer

Prior Employment:

Irell & Manella LLP – Newport Beach, California Litigation and Corporate Associate (8/98 – 2/02)

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Law Clerk for the Honorable Gary L. Taylor (8/97 – 8/98)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association – Director
Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Federal Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities:

Public Law Center
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Maricopa County Youth Assistance Foundation

Representative Cases:

Progressive v. Blaud, 212 Ariz. 359, 132 P.3d 298 (2006)
Jeter v. Mayo Clinic, 211 Ariz. 386, 121 P.3d 1256 (2005)
Masherella v. Hymson & Goldstein, CV2003-022648
TLD Funding v. Gallagher & Kennedy, CV2002-017524
Zumstein v. Phillips & Associates, CV2002-13772

Birth Information:

1971, Cape Town, South Africa

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