Attorney Profile

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Bar Admissions

North Carolina – December 2008
California – November 2006*    *Not Active to practice law in California

Education

North Carolina State University – Bachelor of Arts, English
Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Juris Doctor, cum laude – May 2006
  • Center for Law and Social Justice Graduate
  • Pro Bono Honors Certificate
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Award – State Bar of California, May 2005
  • Albert J. & Mae Lee Memorial Scholarship – Academic Achievement, 2004-2005
  • National Lawyers Guild – Vice-President, 2005-2006; Treasurer, 2004-2005

Trial Experience

Los Angeles County – Law Offices of the Public Defender

Deputy Public Defender II – January 2007 – May 2011

  • Central Felony Trials – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Juvenile Court (criminal) – Inglewood, CA
  • Juvenile Court (criminal) – Compton, CA
  • Misdemeanor Trials – Bellflower, CA
  • Misdemeanor Trials – Inglewood, CA
  • DWI Trials – Metropolitan Court
  • Misdemeanor Trials – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Central Arraignments – Bauchet Court
  • Felony Preliminary Hearings – Downtown Los Angeles
  • Senior Law Clerk – 8/2006 – 12/2006

Law School Experience

  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., Clinical Internship – Spring 2006
  • San Diego County Public Defender, Certified Law Clerk – Fall 2005
  • Tin, Fulton, Greene & Owen, Charlotte, N.C., Summer Assosiate – Summer 2004
  • San Diego County Alternate Public Defender, Law Clerk – Summer 2004
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Legal Intern – 12/2003 – 4/2004