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Legal Health

Beverly Hills, CA
December 17, 2019

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Murrieta, CA *****



Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California

Juris Doctor, May, 2009

Activities: Federal Judicial Externship Program (U.S. District Court ND CA)

High Tech (Copyright) Moot Court 2008 & 2009, Cardozo Law School, NYC

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bachelor of Arts Degree, June, 2006

Major: Business Minor: Psychology


Mount San Jacinto College (Menifee, CA)

Associate Professor (August 2018-May 2019)

Created an entire Curriculum and examination set based on a required text for a junior college business law course

Ensured learning goals were achieved throughout the semester

High Light Electric, Inc. (Riverside, CA)

General Counsel (July 2011 – present)

Advised management on critical contractual and labor disputes from conception through resolution

Arbitrated and mediated cases involving public agencies and general contractors

Worked with outside labor and employment counsel on union issues and disputes

Obtained favorable settlements in arbitrations against Caltrans

Established High Light Electric’s legal department and claim/dispute protocol

Drafted and edited the Employee Handbook and subcontracts

Negotiated public works subcontracts and prime contracts with other contractors

Administered contracts and dispute tracking/resolution

oNavigated the Caltrans contractual dispute processes

oTook the lead on Dispute Review Board and Board of Review presentations and papers

Worked with outside counsel consistently on litigation and mediations involving millions of dollars in claims

Obtained favorable settlements against public agencies on contract disputes

Developed cost effective strategies for the Company to ensure efficiency in the legal department

Regularly modified the Employee Handbook to ensure compliance with all new laws

Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association (Riverside, CA)

Volunteer Attorney (2013-2014)

Interviewed and counseled low-income clients on various legal matters, including family law, unlawful detainers, small claims, and consumer protection issues

Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (San Jose, CA)

Interviewer and Counselor, Workers Rights Department (Spring 2009)

Under the supervision of staff attorneys, conducted interviews and advised clients regarding their employment related legal questions, conducted research on individual labor and employment cases

Law Offices of Timothy Gill (San Jose, CA)

Certified Legal Intern (Fall 2008)

Assisted settlement efforts on automobile injury cases by drafting correspondence to clients and insurance companies, conducted client intakes and interviews, prepared settlement disbursements for clients and health care providers, and worked with counsel on felony drug cases

San Diego County Public Defender’s Office (Vista, CA)

Certified Legal Intern (Summer 2008)

Argued on behalf of clients at probation reinstatement hearings, performed legal research, drafted memoranda, performed cross-examination at a pre-trial 402 hearing, and argued a 995 motion on a multiple-count felony bank robbery case in the California Superior Court

United States District Court; Northern District of California (San Jose, CA)

Judicial Extern, Pro Se Legal Department (Spring 2008)

Reviewed case files for habeas corpus petitioners, researched underlying issues of petitioners’ claims, and drafted court orders for submission to the Honorable Judges Ronald M. Whyte and Jeremy Fogel


State Bar of California. SBN 277444

Management Trustee, Southern California District Council of Laborers Health and Welfare Trust; Joint Delinquency Committee Member


I Enjoy fitness activities, pinball, music, travel, and cooking

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