Ms. Thomas is an associate at Klatte, Budensiek & Young-Agriesti, LLP. Her practice involves representing employers in all areas of employment law, including harassment, workplace discrimination, terminations, employment agreements, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, trade secrets, unfair competition, accommodating disabilities, and employment policies and procedures.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Thomas gained valuable experience as an Associate at the firm of Grant, Genovese & Baratta, LLP, in Irvine, CA. She counseled and represented clients in dozens of cases ranging from breach of contract, fraud, negligent/intentional misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract and/or prospective economic advantage, bad faith, negligence, premises liability, legal and medical malpractice, construction defect, and Unruh Civil Rights Act claims.
Ms. Thomas earned her Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2004. She received her Juris Doctor degree, from Loyola Law School in May of 2007, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class. While at Loyola Law School, she participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic where she represented juveniles in court proceedings, including trial, disposition and post-disposition hearings. She successfully negotiated plea bargains with prosecutors, resulting in a reduction of sentencing and charges. She also drafted appellate briefs, motions and discovery requests.
Ms. Thomas is a member of the State Bar of California. She has represented clients in multiple cases in each of the following superior courts: Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. She was born in Santiago Chile and is fluent in Spanish.