Deann is an experienced litigator in Family Law and has been practicing since 1989.
While studying law at UCLA DeAnn was a semi-finalist in a National Moot Court Competition. In her final year of law school she was selected to intern for one semester for a federal judge, the Honorable James Ideman. After passing the California Bar exam in 1989, DeAnn worked at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. In October 2002 DeAnn achieved her dream of becoming a Superior Court Judge when she received the call that the Governor had appointed her to the bench. She was first assigned to Family Court (Jan. 2003- Jan. 2006) and then Criminal Court (Jan. 2006 – Nov. 2010).
Her motto is “restoring honor to the courts and protecting families.” She is now also a tireless advocate for court reform, especially in the family court arena. She speaks nationally on television and radio and film documentaries about the pervasive problems in family court that exist for those unwitting citizens. She has no regrets about becoming a whistleblower judge and is proud to report that she continues to achieve great success in court for her clients in: