A Fierce and Compassionate Advocate for Survivors
Founder and Principal
Vanessa spent nearly a decade prosecuting child sex offenders and human traffickers as an Assistant United States Attorney before opening her own law practice to represent survivors. A skilled trial and appellate attorney, she is fearless in seeking the best outcomes for her clients.
A survivor herself, Vanessa has a heart for advocating for those who have endured exploitation and abuse. She considers it her calling to walk alongside them as they seek justice and healing. Because of her extraordinary compassion for survivors, her law practice strives to achieve something different from other law firms: the process of achieving justice is just as important as the outcome. Survivors should always feel empowered.
Vanessa earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Tufts University, and then served as an intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency. She holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the Central District of California, and the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.