Since late 2009, my firm has specialized in prosecuting civil rights cases against county social workers and county child protective service agencies throughout Southern California. In 2014, I expanded the operation into Arizona, where I am actively engaged in litigation with the State of Arizona regarding its practices in relation to the unwarranted seizure of children from their parents.
I have been recognized as one of San Diego County’s “Super Lawyers” in the area of Civil Rights every year since 2013. In addition, I am a recognized expert in the field regarding the constitutional rights of children and parents in the context of child abuse investigations. To underscore the point, I have been invited to lecture, and have lectured regarding the civil rights implications of the work done by social workers and other law enforcement agents when they investigate child abuse allegations as follows:
In addition to significant trial court experience, I have substantial appellate experience. In the course of my practice I have filed or responded to, or assisted in the filing of, or response to more than 47 briefs in writ proceedings or appeals, several of which involved matters of first impression.