As a young adult I was drawn to law and the complexities of the criminal justice system. Those old movies with dramatic courtroom scenes seemed interesting, exciting and real. I liked the idea of standing up for someone and being able to prove my point, so I entered legal studies. I graduated from law school at U.C.L.A. in 1996 and relocated to Washington the same year.
Since then, I have enjoyed a diverse career as an advocate for civil litigants and individuals facing criminal offenses or licensing consequences. In my role as a Law Clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, I helped craft opinions addressing a wide range of important issues and had the opportunity to experience firsthand the “view from the bench.”
At Fury Duarte PS, I handle criminal pretrial litigation, civil and criminal appeals, administrative hearings before the Department of Licensing, and petitions for post-conviction relief. While I enjoy success when it comes, ensuring client satisfaction is my biggest priority.
I advocate daily against overzealous police officers, prosecutors and administrative hearings officers, while also providing my clients with tools and practical advice to navigate any consequences they may endure.
Criminal and civil appeals in superior court, Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court.
Hearings before the Dept. of Licensing related to DUI arrests, habitual traffic offenders, and other driver license suspensions.
Deleting arrest records and non-conviction data, vacating criminal convictions, restoring firearm rights and sealing juvenile court records.
University of California -Los Angeles (J.D. 1996)
Humboldt State University (B.A. 1993)
Court of Appeals Division One – Law Clerk