Janet has a wealth of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. She has tried over 40 cases to jury verdict. She has represented hundreds of individuals charged with all types of crimes, including DUI, Assault, Battery, Forgery, Fraud, Prostitution, Possession of weapons, Gun Trafficking, Possession/Sale of drugs, Kidnapping, Sex crimes, and Murder.
Her unique background in criminal and civil matters, in government and private practice, in New York and California, and in the state and federal courts, has made her into an advocate that not only commands a courtroom but can also win a case on paper.
In college, she majored in African-American Studies at Columbia University, earning the highest G.P.A. in her major. She graduated from Columbia with high honors. Her passion for social and criminal justice continued at USC Law School, where she represented women serving life sentences in the Post Conviction Justice Project. She also served as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
Janet is a big believer in giving back to the community. She is the Co-Chair of the Diversity committee of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. As a member of the Board of Governors, she serves as a mentor to law students and to newer attorneys. She is a volunteer judge for local college and law school mock trial and moot court competitions, and she is a Board Member for The KW Lee Center for Leadership, a youth leadership organization in Koreatown that trains young people in the art of community organizing.
Janet is a former college basketball player, marathoner, triathlete, and a two-time Ironman Finisher (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). She is a world traveler, having been to all seven continents, most recently to Antarctica.