Before earning her law degree, Patricia served four years in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of her service, she worked as a litigation paralegal at a Downtown Los Angeles firm. As a paralegal, she had extensive contact with clients and was able to understand the full range of their injuries. This helped her develop a passion for helping those who had been wrongfully injured. Patricia then decided to take the next step. She attended Southwestern Law School’s accelerated Scale program and earned her law degree in two years.
During law school Patricia continued her fight to protect the rights of people in need. She participated in public interest programs including Southwestern’s Small Claims Clinic, Bet Tzedek’s legal assistance program for low income residents, and worked for the Legal Aid Foundation in South Los Angeles.
After passing the California Bar, she expanded her practice to include litigating cases under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. During that time, she protected the rights of railroad workers who had been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of railroad companies.
As an attorney, she has handled and negotiated an array of settlements in areas including auto collisions, trucking accidents, products liability, premises liability, and the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.
Her military and work experiences have helped her develop the work ethic and grit necessary to advocate for injured clients. She is dedicated to providing personalized attention to each client from initial consultation through successful conclusion of the case.
- State Bar of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles