University of California at Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1983). Columbia University (Juris Doctor, 1987).
Worked at Trope and Trope (Los Angeles, California) specializing in Family Law and General Civil Trial Work. Appellate, Custody.
Admitted to the bar, 1988, California. Staff Member, 1985-1986 and Administrative Editor, 1986-1987, Columbia VLA Journal of Law and The Arts.
Chief of Staff, Operation Hope, Los Angeles, 1992.
Recipient, Wiley West. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 1993. Member: Los Angeles County Bar Associations.
Mexican American Bar Association. Trope and Trope was founded in 1949 by Sorrell Trope and Eugene Trope.
From the inception, a substantial portion of the practice of the firm was devoted to divorce law (now referred to as Family Law).
All of the firm"s endeavors were involved in areas of litigation and trial work. At present, the firm"s practice is almost exclusively devoted to the field of Family Law litigation, trials and appeals. Certain members of the firm continue to be involved in general civil trial work.
Members of the firm participate in the Los Angeles County Superior Court"s Mediation Program in Family Law and serve as Mediators, assisting the Court in resolving calendared cases by mediation, eliminating the necessity of such cases being tried within the Court system itself.
Members of the firm are active in writing and teaching in the field of Family Law. The firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Member: Los Angeles County Bar Associations. Mexican American Bar Association.