"As a woman, a foreigner, and a Jew, my mother faced many difficulties and discrimination. However, she was never one to lose her conviction. My mother has inspired me in all aspects of life. It is this strength of character, tenacity, and determination that I will to bring to the bench."
An attorney since 1989, Chantal has practiced predominately criminal defense for over twenty years. She knows the law, she know the system, and she knows the people that she will serve as a district court judge.
Regulars at the courthouse know Chauntal to be unflinchingly honest, fair, and compassionate. As an MH/IDD attorney, she works with some of the most difficult and vulnerable defendants. Her cases are some of the most challenging, as they involve the delicate balance between helping a defendant with special issues and protecting the public. This specialized experience makes her more qualified to meet the demands of a criminal district court judge than any other candidate.
Graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Santa Clara School of Law
Clerked with the Honorable Judge William Ingram, chief Judge for the Northern District of California.
Trial attorney and owner of practice for twenty years.
Licensed to practice law in California, Tennessee, and Texas.
Worked extensively with felony and misdemeanor criminal defendants with MH/IDD issues and their families.
Interned with Federal Public Defender’s Office