Angela’s practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation. She represents clients in coordinated and individual proceedings against emerging and long-standing corporate giants such as JUUL Labs, Inc., Samsung, and LG Chem, Ltd. She is also proud to represent survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. She represents hundreds of sexual assault and sexual harassment survivors in a coordinated proceeding against Lyft, Inc. She also represents survivors of child sexual abuse against individual offenders, which often include trusted adults in positions of power such as teachers, counselors, coaches, and clergy, as well as the institutions that harbor them.
Angela was appointed as liaison counsel in the Lyft Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP), where she successfully compelled the depositions of Lyft’s co-founders for whom Lyft claimed apex protections and defeated Lyft’s forum non conveniens motion. She also briefed, argued, and successfully defeated personal jurisdiction challenges in the Juul JCCP.
In addition to her work at the trial level, Angela spearheads the firm’s in-house appeals. She has argued dispositive legal issues in federal and state courts in California, Texas, Georgia, and the Eighth Circuit. She secured a favorable, thirty-nine-page opinion from the Texas Court of Appeal regarding jurisdiction over Korean battery manufacturer, LG Chem, Ltd.
Before joining Levin Simes Abrams in 2016, Angela practiced criminal defense in Boston at both the trial and appellate levels, with her client base comprised largely of minors or young adult men and women who experienced trauma, violence, abandonment, and abuse during their upbringing. She second-chaired murder and other serious felony trials, successfully secured post-conviction DNA testing for a wrongfully incarcerated client, drafted writs of habeas corpus, motions for new trial, and petitions for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Angela is known as a fearless and aggressive advocate. Her background allows for a pragmatic, passionate, and well-rounded approach to each case that crosses her desk. While she is fierce in the courtroom, she is known for her compassion, empathy, and care amongst clients.
Angela is a Bay Area native who grew up in Sonoma County. When not in the office, she enjoys hiking with her husky Lola, traveling, and exploring everything the Bay Area has to offer. She volunteers her time with Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the American Red Cross. She also does pro bono work with the Family Violence Appellate Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping domestic violence survivors.