MAXIMIZE YOUR CREATIVITY AND INGENUITY.
As a solo practitioner I have much in common with my clients in that I seek the freedom and flexibility of self-employment. As the single mother of two I have many roles to play and the flexibility of a solo practice provides me the lifestyle I prefer which mirrors that of the entrepreneurs and inventors that walk through my door. Working from home with minimal staff assistance I am able to keep my overhead low which is keeps my rates low for startups with limited budgets. Being the only lawyer on your case, I will offer continuity in communication that is sometimes lost at larger firms that use more than one lawyer on a case or who may have turnover requiring lost time and keeping everyone up to speed. The down side is that you may not reach me by phone without an appointment, but a text or an email can create an appointment and I aim to get back to clients the same day, with 24 hours max barring special circumstances. On those occasions where I need assistance, I have a network of associates to help me handle matters that may be a bit much for one person. Those cases are rare however and I pride myself of speedy, quality, personalized service to all of my clients.
Sandy has a degree in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After years in industry where she was reverse engineering patents, she returned to higher education, earning her JD from Pepperdine Law School in 2002. She was one of three sitting for the patent bar exam who passed it in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005, she was mentored by local patent attorneys and ultimately in 2005 she ventured out on her own and has never looked back. She likes to keep her business in the family and in the past has employed her mother for accounting and her daughter as an office assistant. She is the mother of two, both wonderfully made on the autism spectrum, which has provided her a mirror into parts of the world she never would have seen if not for them. She loves yoga, swimming, painting and creating music.
Some examples of her paintings can be found on her personal Facebook page at this link: