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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
January 28, 2017

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El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 310-***-****


Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN

Juris Doctor, May 2007

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Master of Music, May 2000

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Religious Studies and Music EXPERIENCE

Klinedinst PC; Sacramento, CA

Senior Associate Attorney (July 2014 – January 2017): Litigated construction and environmental contractor negligence matters, attorney malpractice and insurance broker liability cases, construction matters, and environmental and commercial matters in state and federal courts. Took and defended percipient and expert depositions, handled trial preparation, settlement conferences and mediations and substantial motion practice. Drafted and argued demurrers, Anti-SLAPP motions, discovery motions, motions for summary judgment and pretrial motions, including motions in limine and other pre-trial motions. Reviewed and evaluated construction contracts, contractor and subcontractor agreements, insurance procurement contracts and insurance policies. Reviewed insurance policies and counseled clients regarding their rights and obligations regarding compliance and risk management. Wrote articles for trade publications and journals on matters involving professional liability topics, insurance coverage and cyber liability. Morris, Polich & Purdy LLP; Los Angeles, CA

Senior Associate Attorney (April 2011 – June 2014): Litigated attorney and insurance broker professional liability cases, construction defect cases, complex insurance coverage disputes, commercial matters, toxic tort defense cases, complex groundwater remediation cases, and professional liability coverage actions in state and federal courts. Reviewed, negotiated and prepared commercial vendor agreements, homeowners’ association governing documents and regulations, construction contracts, contractor and subcontractor agreements, insurance procurement contracts and insurance policies relating to complex corporate matters, and conducted due diligence reviews in connection with business acquisitions. Worked with homeowners associations and other non-profits on drafting and revising governing documents and regulations. Reviewed insurance and risk management issues and counsel clients regarding insurance procurement, construction contract interpretation and business transactions. Analyzed insurance coverage and provided counsel to insurers regarding coverage obligations under CGL, professional liability, cyber insurance, and event contingency insurance policies. Wrote articles for trade publications and journals on matters involving professional liability topics, insurance coverage, environmental law and cyber liability.

Nielsen, Haley & Abbott LLP; Los Angeles, CA

Associate Attorney (October 2007 – April 2011): Handled professional liability defense, personal injury defense, construction cases and insurance coverage litigation. Handled written discovery, document production and depositions; drafted pleadings, discovery motions, summary judgment motions, and mediation briefs; argued motions at trial level, and drafted appellate briefs in state and federal appellate courts. Litigated insurance coverage cases on behalf of insurers (including bad faith and rescission actions) and defense cases on behalf of insureds, in state and federal court. Hon. Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California; San Francisco, CA Judicial Extern (Summer 2006): Wrote legal memoranda, conducted legal research, and assisted in drafting, revising and evaluating opinions.


American Bar Association: Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Section, TIPS Fellow (2013- 2014); TIPS Law Journal Editorial Board (2014-present); Vice-Chair of Directors & Officers Liability Committee and Member of Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism (2013- 2015); ABA Young Lawyers’ Division, Liaison to ABA Death Penalty Representation Project

(2012 -2014); Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee.

Sacramento County Bar Delegation to California Conference of Bar Associations (2015-present)

President, Sacramento Community Concert Association (2015-present)

Board Member, School Site Council, Lakeview Elementary School (2015-present)

Attorney Volunteer, Sacramento Office of Education Mock Trial Competition (2015-2016)

Volunteer Judge, National History Day, California State Competition (2015-2016)

President, Armaga Springs Homeowners’ Association (100 Units, $500,000 in annual revenues), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (2009-2014)

Volunteer Interviewer, Vanderbilt University Law School Admissions Alumni Interview Program SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

Speaker, California Delegation to the American Bar Association, California State Bar Admission Ceremony, Oakland, California December 7, 2016.

Author, “New Cybersecurity Laws for 2016,” Klinedinst PC.

Consultant, Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation, California CEB, 2013-2017.

Author, “Ethanol Regulations of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Pass Constitutional Muster Under the Dormant Commerce Clause – For Now,” MPP Environmental Update, 2014.

Speaker, MCLE Presentation, “Cyber Liability Insurance: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going,” MPP, June 4, 2013.

Speaker, ABA Law Student Division Meeting, “Lunch with Experience,” Chapman University Law School, March 2, 2013.

Co-author, “Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage,” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Vol. 48, Issue 1), Topic: “Insurer’s Obligation to Provide Independent Counsel.”

Author, Hawaii Chapter, Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law, Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2012.

Author, Montana Chapter, Excess Insurance: A Compendium of State Law, DRI, 2011

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