My family moved to this country from El Salvador when I was eight years old. I eventually graduated from California State University Los Angeles, and later earned a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
I began working in 1994 as the only legal aid attorney in Kings County, 50 miles south of Fresno, CA. While there I worked on a great variety of cases, including employment rights of farm workers. Following this I worked as a staff attorney for Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) for three years. I also worked on cases involving housing and landlord/tenant disputes, elder abuse, and government benefits.
Since 1998 I have worked principally on family law disputes: divorce, custody and visitation issues, guardianship, and adoption. Currently my law practice is located in Berkeley. I handle immigration cases as well as family law, and mediation. I speak Spanish fluently and participate in many community efforts towards peaceful conflict resolution.
I hope this information is useful in finding the appropriate person to work with you on solving the problems you are facing.