Barbara has over 30 years of experience in the legal profession and, since 2013, is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.
Barbara graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, majoring in Political Science, with a minor in English Literature. She then attended San Diego State University where she received her Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, with a 4.0 GPA, and taught junior high school for five years.
Subsequently, Barbara enrolled in the Litigation Paralegal Certification Program affiliated with UCLA Extension, where she graduated with highest honors. She worked as a paralegal litigation specialist with prominent Los Angeles family law firms for 18 years before attending West Los Angeles School of Law. While working full time, Barbara was a member of the Law Review and graduated from law school in 2005 with honors.
Upon admission to the California State Bar in 2006, Barbara began practicing family law litigation in Los Angeles, specializing in high-net-worth asset cases, complex child custody matters and mediation.
Barbara’s charity work focuses on children and adults with special needs, in particular, Fragile X Syndrome. In her relaxation time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and movies. Barbara was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, and has lived in Southern California her entire life.