Vanessa Klass

VANESSA KLASS Class of 2015Full-Time Hometown: Bakersfield, CAUndergrad: California State University, Fullerton, ‘12College Major: Political ScienceStudent Orgs: SBA LeadershipOther Law School Activities: Studied Abroad at the University of Oxford; Honors Dean’s...

Neil Pedersen

NEIL PEDERSEN Class of 1988 I am the principal of Pedersen Law, a small 4 attorney Orange County law firm that primarily handles employee rights litigation as well as insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Western State teaching...

Michelle Birtja

MICHELLE BIRTJA Class of 2011 Michelle Birtja is a Senior Counsel at Wood, Smith, Henning, and Berman, LLP, specializing primarily in the field of medical malpractice defense. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was associated with an Orange County law firm, where she...

Stacey Sobel

STACEY SOBEL Professor of Law 714.459.1186ssobel@wsulaw.edu DEGREES J.D., The George Washington University Law SchoolB.A., University at Albany, State University of New York COURSES Constitutional Law I and IICriminal LawCriminal ProcedureSexual Orientation and Gender...

Charles Sheppard

CHARLES SHEPPARD Professor of Law 714.459.1152csheppard@wsulaw.edu DEGREES J.D., Loyola University School of LawB.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills COURSES Property I and II BIOGRAPHY A veteran of several high-level in-house counsel positions with a...