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Magistrate experienced working the federal, state and local sectors of government. Hold initial proceedings as well as pretrial hearings. Specialize in trying minor civil cases and criminal cases and occasionally handles traffic infractions, bond hearings and issues warrants.
Weigh conflicting claims without bias
Magistrate, April 2012 – Present Pasadena County Court– Pasadena, CA
Research legal issues and evaluate information provided from documents, claim applications and records.
Preside over hearings and listens to arguments proposed by opposing parties.
Determine whether or not the information presented supports the claims, charges or disputes proposed.
Reach judgments by applying laws and precedents to resolve disputes among opposing parties.
Decide whether the court proceedings are following the proper rules of procedure.
Write decisions, opinions and other verdicts regarding disputes, claims and cases.
Magistrate, August 2008 – May 2012 Los Angeles County Court – Los Angeles, CA
Conducted bond review hearings and set bail amounts based on evidence of flight risk presented to the court.
Presided over arraignments on indictments as well as preliminary and disposition hearings.
Decided on hearings on the modification of the terms and condition of parolees’ probation or deferred sentencing.
Oversaw hearings pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act for Child Support.
2008 Bachelor of Science, Political Science University of California – Los Angeles, CA
2011 Master of Law, Constitutional Law UCLA School of Law – Los Angeles, CA