- Helping the West Long Beach neighborhood oppose a new polluting rail yard next to their community (City of Long Beach v. City of Los Angeles (2017) 19 Cal.App.5th 465).
- Serving as Deputy City Attorney for Half Moon Bay; working with the Planning Department and Planning Commission on a host of housing, coastal resource, land use, and environmental issues.
- Representing Colorado River Indian Tribes in a series of lawsuits to regain possession of Tribal lands (Water Wheel Camp Recreational Area, Inc. v. LaRance, 642 F.3d 802 (9th Cir. 2011)).
Community Service, Publications, and Recognitions
- Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Native American Law.
Member of the Bar of the States of California and New York, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, CRIT Tribal Court, and various Federal District Courts.
Yale Law School, JD, 2002
St. John’s College, BA, 1999
Clerkship: Honorable Marsha S. Berzon, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
I’m an avid knitter and am learning German in my spare time. I love taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Bay Area.