English: (916) 443-8055 . Español: (916) 995-1611

I have been defending those charged with criminal offenses since I started my legal career as an intern with the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office in 1997.  I continued with the Sacramento County Public Defender as a trial attorney until 2007, at which time I opened my private practice.


During my many years as a criminal defense attorney, it became increasingly clear that there was a tremendous need for immigration attorneys with experience in criminal law.  As a result, I have expanded to offer a full service immigration practice.


Above all else, I consider myself a trial attorney.  That means if we need to take your case to trial to safeguard your rights, you can be confident that I have the experience necessary to fight for you when that time comes.




  • Admitted: State Bar of California, 2000; 
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Calfornia, 2001
  • Law School: University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
  • Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
  • Sacramento County Bar Association 
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • La Raza Lawyers Association of Sacramento
  • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Mexican Consulate of Sacramento PALE Referral Attorney for Criminal Defense


(916) 443-8055


(916) 995-1611


431 I St. Suite #102. 

Sacramento, CA. 95814