O. Vanessa Franco Chavez

O. Vanessa Franco Chavez

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Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
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O. Vanessa Franco Chavez 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. Chavez holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining KDG, Chavez litigated for The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and was also a staff attorney for the Eviction Defense Network in Los Angeles. Her practice at KDG concentrates on employment and class action litigation.

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
  • Goodwill Industries of South Central California, Board Member, 2017 - present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, participant, 2011 and 2015
  • Eviction Defense Network, Board Member, Treasurer, 2012

Professional Experience

  • The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 2011 - 2012
  • Eviction Defense Network, Los Angeles, Staff Attorney, 2009 - 2012
  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball LLP, 2012 - Present

Community Involvement

  • 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, Volunteer, 2015 - Present
  • Leadership Bakersfield, Class of 2016
  • Res lpsa loquitor Editing Committee, 2013-2014
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Eviction Defense Panel, 2013

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish