LOCATION8256 Firestone Boulevard, Downey 90241, California, Los Angeles County Map Directions
I am on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. California family law judges may appoint private attorneys to represent children in family court (this is not for dependency court). Minor's Counsel can be appointed on high-conflict divorce cases. Counsel is also appointed when parents significantly disagree about issues of parenting time and a child is experiencing stress. There are also many other reasons for appointment. Child custody evaluators, mediators or recommending counselors can recommend that minor's counsel be appointed. Furthermore, the parties or their attorneys may request that minor's counsel be appointed or the judge can appoint counsel when the parties do not make a request. Minor's Counsel can investiage the facts of a case, and may present the child's wishes to the court.
I am also a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California.
I am a problem solver looking out for my clients and their children. These are not easy times for families facing divorce and child custody litigation. I will provide sound legal advice to help the parties come to a reasonable settlement. If, however, the parties can't reach a settlement, I will guide the client through the litigation process. I take pride in my work, and truly apprceciate it when former clients refer their friends and family members for my services.
I believe that legal fees should be reasonable. I represent clients on a fully-retained basis and limited scope basis. Limited scope representation may not be appropriate in certain circumstances, such as when there are multiple legal issues to address. However, limited scope representation allows clients to have access to legal representation that they otherwise couldn't necessarily afford. Also, limited scope representation allows clients to pay a fixed-fee to have an attorney in court when appropriate to do so. Fully-retained cases require a reasonable retainer fee based on the issues of the case, and the attorney deducts the earned fees for hourly work that has been completed along with providing an itemization.
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I obtained my Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal. State Fullerton. I also minored in Speech Communication. I used to play baseball at Cal. State Fullerton, and am a competitor at heart. I enjoy the opportunity to represent clients both in and out of court. Negotiating a fair settlement for my clients is a top priority! I welcome the opportunity to serve current and potential clients. I truly appreciate that you are taking the time to review my profile. Searching for a lawyer to represent your case is a daunting process. I am here to help make that process easier. I am a Former Deputy District Attorney and Deputy Public Defender. I am a trial attorney with excellent negotiation skills. If your case can't be settled out of court, I will litigate the legal issues inside a courtroom. Please feel free to call for an initial consultation.
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