O. Vanessa Franco Chavez

O. Vanessa Franco Chavez

Partner
Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
Email:
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O. Vanessa Franco Chavez is a partner in the firm's business and employment litigation department.  She earned her Juris Doctor from University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in 2009 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. Vanessa holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining KDG, she litigated for The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and was also a staff attorney for the Eviction Defense Network in Los Angeles. Vanessa speaks Spanish and is active in the Kern County Bar Association, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Bakersfield.

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Employment, and Class Action Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009

Education

  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • Juris Doctor - 2009
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2001
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2010 - 2012
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Kern County Young Lawyers Section, 2012 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Kern County Women Lawyers Section, 2012 - Present

Professional Experience

  • The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 2011 - 2012
  • Eviction Defense Network, Los Angeles, Staff Attorney, 2009 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Participant, 2011, 2015 - Present
  • Eviction Defense Network, Board Member, Treasurer, 2012 - Present
  • Koreatown Tenant's Defense Network Clinic, Volunteer, 2010 - 2012
  • Koreatown Tenant's Defense Network Clinic, Clinic Coordinator, 2012 - Present
  • California Mock Trial, Volunteer Attorney Coach, 2012 - 2014
  • Junior League of Bakersfield, Provisional Member, 2012 - 2017
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Pro Bono Volunteer, 2015 - Present
  • Leadership Bakersfield, Class of 2016
  • Goodwill Industries of South Central California, Board Member, 2017 - Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish