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Vanessa Franco Chavez

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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.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Goodwill Industries of South Central California, 2017 - present

- Board Member

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Eviction Defense Panel, 2013

-Eviction Defense Panel, 2013

-Board Member, 2019 - Present

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2010 - 2012

Kern County Bar Association, 2012 - Present

-Kern County Young Lawyers Section, 2012 - Present

-Kern County Women Lawyers Section, 2012 - Present

-Board Member, 2014

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2011 and 2015

- Participant

Eviction Defense Network, 2012

- Board Member, Treasurer

Latina Lawyers Bar Association, 2012 - Present

- Member

Languages

Spanish

Employment

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2012 - Present

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 2011 - 2012

Eviction Defense Network, 2009 - 2011

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science University of California at Los Angeles - University Los Angeles, CA 2001
  • Juris Doctor The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law - Graduate School Tucson, AZ 2009
Community Involvement

Leadership Bakersfield, Class of 2016

Res lpsa loquitor Editing Committee, 2013 - 2014

California Mock Trial, 2012 - 2013, 2013 - 2014

- Volunteer Attorney Coach

Junior League of Bakersfield, 2012 - 2017

- Member

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, 2015 - Present

- Volunteer

Koreatown Tenant's Defense Network Clinic, 2010 - 2012

- Volunteer

Koreatown Tenant's Defense Network Clinic, 2012

- Clinic Coordinator

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