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Gomez Trial Attorneys Team Grows

We have some recent additions to our team at Gomez Trial Attorneys. 

Vanessa Ruggles is a new attorney on our team.  Vanessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 2000. After receiving several scholarships to attend law school, she graduated magna cum laude from California Western School of Law with a concentration in Labor and Employment Law. While in law school, she served as an ex-tern at the California Court of Appeal for Associate Justice Alex C. McDonald. Vanessa was a member of the California Western Law Review, and the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal published her comment “The Ineffectiveness of Capped Damages in Cases of Employment Discrimination: Solutions Toward Deterrence.” 

Vanessa prides herself on empathy and concern for clients. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling to international destinations and trying new ethnic cuisines. Vanessa speaks French and has lived abroad in France and Spain.  Clients love Vanessa and her knowledge of employment law is a real asset for us.

Theresa Bowen is a our new post-bar law clerk.  Theresa is a 2008 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia.  Before pursuing a career in law, Theresa worked for the Associated Press and as a reporter for various television news organizations in Baltimore and San Diego. 

During law school, Theresa competed in the American Association of Justice trial competition and placed 4th in Region 4 of the National Trial Competition.  She won first place in the 1L Trial Advocacy Competition at California Western School of Law and was twice named a Distinguished Advocate.  In addition, Theresa was selected as a Litigation Fellow of the Steven L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  During her last year of law school, Theresa worked as a full time law clerk in the General Felony Division of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. 

Teresa will transition to a trial attorney position after receiving her successful bar results in November.

Finally, Sarah Laverone is our new paralegal.  Sarah is a 2006 graduate from Humphreys College in Stockton California, where she earned her first Paralegal Certificate in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. Sarah is a current student at University of San Diego in the Paralegal Program with a focus in Business Practices; Sarah has two classes to take before completion of the program. Sarah has worked for attorneys in the past with a focus in their practice on Defective Product, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death and Eminent Domain. Sarah has a background in the Action Sports Retail Business and still enjoys attending the trade shows.

Sarah is excited to be working in the field of Civil Litigation again; she is an analytical thinker and enjoys research in each case she is assigned. Sarah loves meeting clients and the everyday tasks that are required of her.

Sarah enjoys plays, reggae concerts, trips to Lake Tahoe, and snowboarding, spending weekends at the beach with her boyfriend, golfing which was taught to her by her grandmother. Sarah also loves to cook and spending time with family and friends.

We are really excited to have them on board.  Our vision at Gomez Trial Attorneys is to create the very best team to get the very best results for each and every one of our clients.  We think we are well on our way.

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