EXPERIENCE
Vanessa M. Ruggles, Esq., Palm Springs, CA
Attorney, August 2009-Present

The Gomez Law Firm, San Diego, CA
Trial Attorney, July 2008-July 2009

Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP, San Diego, CA
Contract Attorney, December 2007-June 2008
Law Clerk, November 2005-January 2007; August 2007-November 2007

California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, San Diego, CA
Extern for Justice Alex C. McDonald, January 2007-May 2007

BAR ADMISSIONS
All California state courts
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, April 2007

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts, French (minors in Sociology and Political Science), August 2000

PUBLICATION
The Ineffectiveness of Capped Damages in Cases of Employment Discrimination: Solutions Toward Deterrence, 6 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 143 (2006).

LANGUAGES
Proficient French; Basic Spanish

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