ABOUT WorkING With Me

Working through an employment dispute can be one of the most difficult periods of your life — leading to stress in all areas.

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For me, being an employment attorney is not about billing hours and checking off boxes, it's about personal connection and creating a tailored experience to support you every step of the way.

As a long-time Bay Area local, I'm deeply connected to the legal community.  I have a passion for tackling a wide range of employment issues and building teams of attorneys to help you achieve your goals.

Each client deserves the best representation for them and their case which has left me to spend the last 15+ years fighting for people just like you in all types of employment disputes.

When you hire me, you're hiring me to personally oversee your case.  I'll go above and beyond to make the process less intimidating and overwhelming by giving you ample information, while also being your ally every step of the way.

Awards + Associations

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Of Counsel Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP

Non-Profit Collaborations

In addition to owning and operating my Sonoma County based practice, I joined Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, an Oakland based firm, as an Of Counsel Attorney.  In my over a decade long relationship with attorneys at this firm, we have tirelessly fought for justice together. Now, we've joined forces to offer a powerful, experienced team to better serve our clients together.

I also collaborate with non-profits including Legal Aid at Work, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Equal Rights Advocates, and Root & Rebound, to provide advocacy and litigation collaboration in the public interest.

Of Counsel Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP

In addition to owning and operating my Sonoma County based practice, I joined Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, an Oakland based firm, as an Of Counsel Attorney.  In my over a decade long relationship with attorneys at this firm, we have tirelessly fought for justice together. Now, we've joined forces to offer a powerful, experienced team to better serve our clients together.

Non-Profit Collaborations

I also collaborate with non-profits including Legal Aid at Work, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Equal Rights Advocates, and Root & Rebound, to provide advocacy and litigation collaboration in the public interest.

When I'm Not Practicing Law....

To unwind, I love to explore the wilderness including hiking and beachcombing, work out with local exercise guru Raquel Barrios of StrongHer, garden, spend time with family and friends, travel, read, and cook.

I also volunteer in my daughters’ classrooms, at PTA events, and am on two school committee boards: the Team for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity and the Education Foundation.

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MembershipS and LEADERSHIP

California Employment Lawyers Association

 

 

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Sonoma County Women In The Law

Sonoma County Bar Association

Alameda County Bar Association

Petaluma Chamber Of Commerce Women In Business Committee

Petaluma Area Chamber Of Commerce Leadership Program

Petaluma Valley Rotary

Petaluma People Services Center

Co-Chair of Immigrant Employee Rights Committee (2019-2021)
Board Nominating Committee (2018)
Participant in Annual Lobby Day, Sacramento to improve the laws for workers (2007-Present)

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Employment Law Section

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Co-Chair (2013 – 2014)

Graduate (2013)

Member (2001 - 2013)
Lend a Hand to Education Committee

Board Member (2013 – 2016)

Education

Seattle University School of Law, JD (2004)

University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, Political Science (1996)

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Study Abroad Program 1994-1995)

Ready to take action? Start by telling me more about your case.

MembershipS and LEADERSHIP

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

California Employment Lawyers Association Co-Chair of Immigrant Employee Rights Committee (2019-2021)

Board Nominating Committee (2018)

Participant in Annual Lobby Day, Sacramento to improve the laws for workers (2007-Present)

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Member

SONOMA COUNTY WOMEN IN THE LAW

Member

SONOMA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

Employment Law Section

ALAMEDA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

Member

PETALUMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOMEN IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Co-Chair (2013 – 2014)

PETALUMA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Graduate (2013)

PETALUMA VALLEY ROTARY

Member (2001 - 2013)
Lend a Hand to Education Committee

PETALUMA PEOPLE SERVICES CENTER

Board Member (2013 – 2016)

Education

Seattle University School of Law, JD (2004)

University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, Political Science (1996)

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Study Abroad Program 1994-1995)

Ready to take action? Start by telling me more about your case.