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I'm an experienced litigator with proven results in a wide variety of practice areas. The bulk of my practice is handling the research and writing needs of several small firms, and I am routinely consulted for my expertise in complex litigation. I also represent a handful of the most deserving clients directly in wage and hour, employment, and appellate matters.

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

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

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

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

Bar Admissisions:

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


California Western School of Law

San Diego, California

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, April 2007

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

Bachelor of Arts, French (minors in Sociology and Political Science), August 2000


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


Proficient French; Basic Spanish

1717 E Vista Chino
Suite A7
Palm Springs, CA 92262


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