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Brooke was born and raised in small-town Wyoming. After graduating high school in 1996, she joined the Army and worked as an intelligence analyst and translator. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, at which point she had a pointed conversation with her father who said, “Yeah, but what can you actually do with an English degree?” That led to a business minor, which required a business law class, and she was hooked. Next, a second business law class, then a paralegal certificate and finally when she couldn’t resist any longer, a law degree magna cum laude, in 2011.
All of Brooke’s legal experience involves fighting for justice. As a paralegal she worked on personal injury cases in Oregon and California. She continued that work during law school, clerking for personal injury attorneys and learning from the best. As an attorney, Brooke has continued that fight for justice advocating on behalf of clients who have been injured and harmed. She has litigated cases involving elder abuse and dependent adult abuse, premises liability, product liability and third-party crossover cases involving work injuries.
Brooke’s favorite part of being a lawyer is the writing. For the past few years, her practice has focused on writing and arguing appellate cases in California on behalf of plaintiffs. The appeal (get it?) of this kind of work is that in addition to the opportunity to help a specific client in a specific case, there is the potential for a broader impact on the practice of law. Having a say in how the law is interpreted can help change a legal landscape in which the odds are stacked against the average consumer and plaintiff.
During law school, Brooke was a member of the Whittier Law Review, where she was also Lead Articles Editor. As a member of Law Review, Brooke began her writing career by authoring and publishing a scholarly article related to copyright law. Since becoming an attorney, she has authored several articles for local, state-wide and national publications.
Brooke is a board member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers’ Association and she is the Editor of their quarterly magazine, The Gavel. She is also an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is the secretary for the Diversity Committee.
Brooke spends the majority of her free time hanging out with her daughter, Abagail. Her hobbies include travel (only 4 U.S. States and 3 continents left!) as well as sewing, reading and listening to podcasts.