ATTORNEY AT LAW
$200 hour consultation
Member of the California State Bar, admitted December, 2007. California State Bar#25465
Broker Member of the California Department of Real Estate, DRE#01810927.
Texas Bar Candidate
Law Offices of Ajna Sharma-Wilson
December, 2007 – present
Creative legal litigation and business consultant, including focus on pre-trial, trial and post trial issues; with focus in multiple areas, including food activism, pre-emptive litigation mitigation strategies, business planning and diversification strategies, with specialized experience in human resources in multiple jurisdictions. Representation of criminal and civil clients in California Superior Court. Contract representation for legal business clients in various arenas, including, Workers’ Compensation Board of Appeals; California Federal, State and County Jail visitation; narrow scope appearances in various California counties in criminal, civil and family courts; and private depositions in various fields of law.
CALIFORNIA WORKERS COMPENSATION EXPERIENCE
Handling Workers’ Compensation defense litigation. Practice includes lien trial, claims litigation and AMA rating analysis. Representation of self-insured clients. Working with employers and adjusters to bring closure to claims efficiently. Contract appearance work for both Applicant and Defense firms.
Law Office of Paul C. Herman, Associate - September, 2017 - September, 2018
Gale, Sutow & Associates, Associate - November, 2015 – March, 2017
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen, Associate - October, 2013 – November, 2015
EDUCATION & TRAINING
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY School of Law / Hempstead, NY
J.D., May 2005
Concentration Certificate in International Law and in Commercial/Corporate Law
Activities: International Law Society (President and Senior Advisor), Mentoring Program, Hofstra Law Student Ambassador, Public Justice Foundation Fellow.
Abroad Program: Stetson University; Tallinn, Estonia
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Irvine, California
B.A. in International Studies, June 2001
Minor in Conflict Resolution
Activities: Model United Nations, Global Peace and Conflict Studies Forum, American English In Action (English Tutor), UCI Yoga Club, founding member. Pi Beta Phi, Sorority Member and Social Chair.
Abroad Programs: American University of Paris, France.
St. Bonaventure University; Seville, Spain. University of Singapore
MASTER GARDENER University of California, Davis
Master Gardener Volunteer Program, completed June, 2014; with ongoing participation to date and yearly volunteer hours. Working with school and community gardens as a liaison for educators and community outreach. Over 100 hours completed to date.LA
ADVANCED YOGA Teaching and Yoga Therapy Certification Nasik, India
September, 2006 and January-March, 2012. www.yogapoint.com
CULINARY CERTIFICATION Harbor Community College, Wilmington, CA
Completed December 2010.
BURNING MAN VOLUNTEER 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Theme Camp experience; French Quarter, Broken Angel Bathhouse, Santo Palato, Dusty Joe’s Rust Bucket (lead), Shipwreck Tiki Lounge (lead), 3d Blacklight Experience (lead).
Volunteer experience; Artica, Eye on the Arts, Art Appreciation Team, Black Rock City Ranger (Ranger Aphrodite).
Bequinox: 2015, grant received for Neowmaste (18 foot cat altar interactive); Mushroom Fairy Ring (interactive)
Lucidity: 2018, 3d black light installation (art director), 2017, box office, 2016 shower coordinator, 2015, shower coordinator
Lightning in a Bottle: shower coordinator and box office administration. Genius Loci: security administration
Envision: VIP box office administration
Love Burn: volunteer ranger
Various other volunteer and paid positions held at various events and festivals. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and I am able to provide references upon request. Creative work and pictures can be further explained and provided upon request.