Law School/Year: University of San Diego
College/Year: Santa Clara University
I exclusively help employers resolve their labor and employment problems, with some of the most significant matters never reaching litigation. My current cases include the defense of both large publicly traded corporations and single location family-owned businesses. I regularly have a case load that includes eight to 10 class or collective action matters, primarily in the area of wage and hour law. I also have particular expertise in assisting employers enforce binding arbitration agreements before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court case of Little v. Auto Stiegler.
I am one of the seemingly rare attorneys who has been with the same law firm since the beginning of my career. After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law, I passed up the opportunity to work with a prominent general practice firm in San Diego to instead specialize immediately in labor and employment by joining Fisher & Phillips as an associate in what is now the Irvine office. I then came to San Diego to found our local office in 2000.