• Michel & Associates, P.C.

    • 180 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 200 Long Beach, California 90802
    • 562-216-4444
    Michel & Associates, P.C. is a premier full-service boutique law firm specializing in handling adversarial proceedings, civil litigation and criminal defense. Michel & Associates, P.C. serves a diverse clientele throughout California and the nation.

    A WINNING TEAM
    Winning cases doesn’t come easy. Our team members, having worked for some of the most respected governmental entities and private law firms, have the talent, skill, experience, and sensitivity to get the job done right. Our strong practical orientation and devotion to our clients assure them exceptional results in the most cost-effective manner possible.

    Michel & Associates, P.C. has the contacts, connections and relationships needed to get things done. Our attorneys keep a high profile in state and local politics, and before both state and local administrative and legislative bodies. We appear on behalf of clients at state legislative hearings, before local government councils and officials, and at agency rule-making proceedings.

    PRACTICE AREAS
    Our practice areas include environmental law, land use law, firearms regulation, employment and labor law, trade secret, contract law, civil rights advocacy, criminal defense and other interrelated practice areas. Michel & Associates, P.C. attorneys have extensive experience in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.

    We formulate complex case strategies and tactics, control voluminous discovery, draft all manner of trial and appellate court documents, and handle all pretrial and trial proceedings, writs and appeals.

    As advocates, we also help our clients to contest agency rulings and pursue administrative appeals where necessary. In fact, our attorneys continue to draft and influence legislation at the local, state, and federal levels on behalf of various clients.

    CLIENT SERVICE
    Our mission is to provide compassionate, knowledgeable and valuable legal services and guidance to satisfy our clients’ demands for sophisticated legal representation in as efficient and cost-effective a manner as possible. We offer this unique brand of legal support to our clients both large and small, who need and deserve our services.

    Helping large and small clients to anticipate and solve problems that arise during civil litigation or criminal prosecutions demands a high degree of skill and sensitivity. Increased governmental regulation and constantly changing laws, coupled with heightened political, economic, and societal pressures, make proper handling of adversarial legal proceedings more complex and challenging than ever before. We recognize that facing legal difficulties can be enormously demanding on our clients, both emotionally and financially.

    The lawyer-client relationship is a special one. It is based upon trust, respect, discretion and absolute confidentiality. Michel & Associates, P.C.’s commitment to our clients is based upon our sincere interest in our clients’ welfare. This interest continually motivates us to find practical and timely solutions to their problems and concerns. Michel & Associates, P.C. recognizes that every client is unique. We take special care to tailor the representation of each of our clients to fit each client’s specific needs and objectives, in both the long and short term. We are committed to offering clear, practical advice to each client, and promptly attending to each client’s calls, inquiries, and needs. We pride ourselves on being effective communicators, as well as good listeners.

    By honoring the attorney-client relationship, by practicing our philosophy of client service, and by achieving exemplary results, verdicts and settlements, we meet the high standards we have set for ourselves in representing our individual and business clientele. We’ve followed this business philosophy since we began the law firm. As a result, Michel & Associates, P.C. has established a reputation for excellence and success. Our dedication to practicing law in a manner both personal and professional has brought us many return clients and referrals.

    We exemplify commitment to our clients by equipping ourselves with the technology, training, and resources to respond quickly, accurately, and effectively. Technical advisors and nationally renowned experts also work closely with our attorneys when appropriate. Many of these experts were formerly employed by, or headed, the same regulatory or law enforcement agencies involved in litigation handled by the firm. The experts we use add an invaluable dimension and depth to the services we offer.

    HISTORY
    Michel & Associates, P.C. was formed by C.D. “Chuck” Michel in 1994 when he left “big firm” practice in downtown Los Angeles to start his own law firm. Michel & Associates quickly grew from its modest beginnings and, in 1998, morphed into Trutanich • Michel, LLP when Mr. Michel partnered with Mr. Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich. As Managing Partner of Trutanich • Michel, LLP, Mr. Michel assembled a talented team of legal advocates that emphasize performance, quality, and efficiency. When Mr. Trutanich was elected to be Los Angeles’ City Attorney in 2009, all of the talented staff and attorneys stayed on, and the firm was renamed Michel & Associates, P.C..

    RECOGNITIONS
    Michel & Associates, P.C. has earned the highest available rating for legal service providers, an AV rating from renowned legal services evaluator, Martindale-Hubbell. We have also been awarded numerous other recognitions and awards for the quality of our legal services.
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      C. D. Michel | Lead Attorney

      • 180 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 200 Long Beach, California 90802
      • (562) 216-4458
      Mr. Michel is Senior Partner at Michel & Associates, P.C. His practice focuses on adversarial litigation and regulatory compliance advice in the fields of firearms law, civil rights, land use, and environmental law. He has been lead counsel in over 50 jury trials. Mr. Michel is recognized as one of the leading national authorities on firearms laws. For over two decades he has played a significant role in advocating and defending individual civil and constitutional rights, and particularly Second Amendment rights, and in helping to shape related legislation. He has been instrumental in crafting some of the most important legal challenges to legislation that infringes on rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

      Mr. Michel represents many of the most prominent shooting sports and self-defense civil rights associations in the world, including the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association, and has represented many different clients in high profile cases that garnered significant media attention. He is a regular commentator and frequent contributor to national media discussions, and has appeared as a spokesperson for the NRA, CRPA, other associations, and individual clients on dozens of video and radio interviews and in hundreds of newspaper articles.

      Mr. Michel has taught Firearms Law and Law Practice Management courses as an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. He is the author of the book California Gun Laws – A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations.

      Mr. Michel began his career as a judicial clerk with U.S. District Court Judge William J. Rea in Los Angeles. He worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as well as for several Southern California cities, and as an advocate with the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender’s office. Mr. Michel also practiced environmental and general civil litigation as an attorney at the renowned international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. While at O’Melveny, Mr. Michel represented all manner of clients, from individuals to multinational corporations. His varied experience included representing Exxon Corporation in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and serving as Staff Counsel to the “Christopher Commission” investigating the Los Angeles Police Department in the wake of the Rodney King incident under the leadership of former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

      Mr. Michel graduated near the top of his class from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1980 and then from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1989, again near the top of his class. In law school he won two prestigious awards for trial advocacy and writing skills, one through the United States Supreme Court.

      Mr. Michel has been profiled in recognition of his work in numerous newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and social media platforms. To view his entire media inventory, CLICK HERE.

      Admissions
      United States Supreme Court (1996)
      United States Court of Appeals: D.C Circuit (2014), Fourth Circuit (2014), Ninth Circuit (1991)
      United States District Court: Southern District of California (2009), Northern District of California (2004), Central District of California (1999), Eastern District of California (1989)
      California State Bar Association (1989)
      Texas State Bar Association (2011)
      District of Columbia State Bar Association (2013)

      Memberships
      American Mensa
      Elected to the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County (July 2008-July 2010)
      Environmental Law Section, California State Bar
      Los Angeles County Bar Association
      LACBA Environmental, Civil Rights, Law Practice Management and Civil Litigation sections
      Long Beach Bar Association
      Orange County Bar Association
      Association of Environmental Professionals
      Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs
      Professional Service Reserve Deputy, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Dept.
      Peace Officer’s Association of Los Angeles County
      California Trial Lawyers Association
      California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
      National Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
      Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
      California Public Defenders Association
      American Inns of Court
      Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Aggeler Inn
      International Foundation for Crime Prevention
      National Rifle Association, Life Benefactor Member
      NRA Business Alliance
      California Rifle & Pistol Association, Life Member
      Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Life Member
      Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Life Member
      NORML Legal Committee
      The Federalist Society

      Teaching
      Firearms Law, Adjunct Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange, California
      Law Practice Management and Technology, Adjunct Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange, California
      Judge, Trial Advocacy Competition, Loyola Law School

      Honors & Awards
      NRA’s Defender of Justice Award, NRA-ILA (2013)
      Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources (2013)
      Southern California Super Lawyer (2009-2010, 2012-2013)
      Unanimous Commendation Resolution by NRA Board of Directors for Work on the Heller case in Supreme Court (2008)
      Gun Rights Defender of the Year, Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (2005)
      National Leadership Award, National Republican Congressional Committee (2005)
      Legion of Honor, National Rifle Association (1996, 2004)
      Most Valued Board Member, California Rifle and Pistol Association (1997)
      James Madison Award, Journalistic Excellence, Second Amendment Foundation (1997)
      Poetry Achievement Award, Writer’s Digest Magazine
      Pro Bono Services, Public Counsel Public Interest Law Office
      Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services, State Bar of California (1992, 1993)
      Meritorious Service Award, United States District Court, Central District of California (1990)
      Dean’s Service Award, Loyola Law School (1989)
      Byrne Trial Advocacy Competition Winner (1989)
      Student Bar Association Vice President Service Award, Loyola Law School (1989)
      Who’s Who Among American Law Students (1988)
      United States Supreme Court and West Publishing, National Bicentennial of the Constitution Essay Competition, Ninth Circuit Regional Winner (1987)

      Books
      California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations.
      The first in depth and comprehensive treatment of California and federal firearm laws for California gun owners.

      Articles
      The Historicity of the Second Amendment Right to Arms, Law Review, May 2013.
      Empty Thinking, America’s 1st Freedom, Jan. 2011, at 32.
      California Gun-Ban Groups Shred Your Gun Rights, America’s 1st Freedom, Mar. 2010, at 34.
      Local Gun Bans in California a Futile ExerciseDon B. Kates & C.D. Michel, 41 U.S.F. L. Rev. 333 (2007).
      In Your House? Guns in the Home Save Lives, Family Magazine, Jun. 2002.
      A Class of Accidental Criminals, LA Daily Journal, Mar. 1998.
      Ready On the Firing Line, LA Daily Journal, Sep. 1997.
      Arms Defender Not Just Hired Gun


      Editorials
      City’s Gun Control Idea Misses Target, America’s First Freedom, Nov. 2010, at 64.
      City’s Gun Control Idea Misses Target, Portland Trib., Sept. 9. 2010.
      Why Pass an Ineffective Law on Guns?, America’s First Freedom, Oct. 2007, at 64.
      City Gun Ordinance is Worse than a Waste of Effort, Sacramento Bee, Aug. 24, 2007.
      Why Pass an Ineffective Law on Guns?, Ventura County Star, Aug. 10, 2007.
      A Do-Nothing Symbolic Law That Sends A Soap Box Message, Press Telegram, Nov. 11, 2003, at A2.
      Sloppy Gun Laws Confuse Owners, Law Enforcement, L. A. Times, July 23, 2001, at Bll.
      Should Gun Owners Have a Waiting Period Before Purchasing a Gun?,Sheila J. Kuehl & C.D. Michel, Beverly Hills Wkly., Aug. 24-30, 2000.
      Weapons Act That Includes Law-Abiding Gun Owners Is Irrational, L. A. Daily J., Mar. 18, 1998.
      Saturday Night Special, Santa Barbara News-Press, Feb. 22, 1998, at G1.
      Facts Don’t Back Anti-Gun Crew, L. A. Times, Oct. 13, 1997.
      Prohibition Misfires, C.D. Michel & Steven Silver, L.A. Daily J., May 29, 1997, at 6.
      Handgun Ban Would Erode Our Right To Self-Defense, Daily Breeze, Jan. 8, 1997.
      Reject Anti-Gun Law, Search for an Effective Alternative, Pasdena Star-News, Dec. 9, 1996, at A4.
      A Ban that Will Backfire: West Hollywood’s Symbolic Stance Will Cose Real Tax Dollars, L. A. Daily J., April 2, 1996, at 6.
      The Real Victims Are the Gun Owners of L.A., L.A. Times, Nov. 27, 1995, at B5.

      Presentations
      Guns In America, the NRA Position, Law Enforcement Labor Summit (February 26, 2014)
      Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2014 Bench and Bar Conference (February 25, 2014)
      A Debate Of Constitutional Proportions, Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2014 Bench and Bar Conference  (January 25, 2014)
      Voice Of Freedom, USS Hornet Museum (July 7, 2013)
      Second Amendment & Gun Restriction Laws, ALADS Unit Representatives Training Seminar, Cerritos, CA (November 15, 2013)
      Partners Of CRPA Fundraising Banquet (November 23, 2013)
      NRA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium, Denver, CO (October 12, 2013)
      Regulating Firearms, Gun Violence/Gun Control, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2013)
      Guns, the Constitution and the Courts, Bar Association of San Francisco, CA (May 9, 2013)
      Second Amendment Rights, George Allen Luncheon, Commerce, CA (March 29, 2013).
      Second Amendment Rights and Litigation Updates, Fred Hall, Long Beach, CA (March 7–10, 2013)
      Second Amendment Rights and Litigation Updates, Palos Verdes Republican Women Luncheon, Palos Verdes, CA (January 24, 2013)
      History of and Current Developments in Second Amendment Jurisprudence, Intermountain Republican Women Federated Meeting, Ramona, CA (September 24, 2012)
      Current Issues and Developments in Second Amendment Jurisprudence, Oath Keepers Meeting, Fountain Valley, CA (September 11, 2012)
      Are We Losing Our Second Amendment Rights?, California Federation of Republican Women, Conference on the Bill of Rights, Pomona, CA (February 1, 2012)
      Second Amendment Litigation Survey and Update, Firearms Law & Second Amendment Symposium, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (October 15, 2011)
      California Gun Laws Update, AcuSport 2011 Business Conference, Dallas, TX (January 26, 2011)
      Recent Developments in Second Amendment Jurisprudenc,: Firearms Law & Second Amendment Symposium, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (November 13, 2010)
      Second Amendment Litigation, Temple City Sportsmen’s Club, Temple City, CA (November 4, 2010)
      Second Amendment Evolution: Heller v. DC and McDonald v. Chicago–Protecting the Fundamental Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Against Infringement by Federal, State and Local Government, South Bay Footprinters Association Meeting, San Fernando Valley Chapter, Pasadena, CA (January 26, 2010)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, St. Louis, MO (2009)
      Second Amendment Initiations, NRA Members Council, Mission Viejo, CA (September 1, 2009)
      Second Amendment Jurisprudence, Presentation with Stephen Halbrook, Phoenix, AZ (May 15, 2009)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, Safari Club International, Orange County Chapter, Anaheim, CA (November 20, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, San Diego, CA (November 1, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, Montebello Chapter, Pomona, CA (October 26, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, South Orange County Chapter, San Juan Capistrano, CA (October 25, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, Simi/Conejo Chapter, Simi Valley, CA (September 6, 2008)
      NRA California Legal Initiatives, NRA Member’s Councils Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA (July 26, 2008)
      NRA California Legal Initiatives, NRA Member’s Councils, Beach Cities Chapter, Irvine, CA (July 17, 2008)
      NRA California Legal Initiatives, NRA Foundation Dinner, San Bernardino, CA (May 31, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Foundation Dinner (May 10, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, Los Padres Chapter, Oxnard, CA (May 10, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Foundation Dinner, San Diego, CA (April 19, 2008)
      Second Amendment Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, San Gabriel Valley Chapter, San Gabriel, CA (March 29, 2008)
      Gun Control in California, NRA Member’s Council, West Valley Chapter, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (March 7, 2008)
      Heller v. DC/Litigation Update, NRA Member’s Council, Redondo Beach, CA (March 6, 2008)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Cincinnati, OH (2007)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Charlotte, NC (2006)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2005)
      Firearms Law in California, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lorman Education Services, Los Angeles, CA (October 18, 2005)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Washington, D.C. (2004)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Houston, TX (2003)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2002)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Cincinnati, OH (2001)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Washington, D.C. (2000)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, St. Louis, MO (1999)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Seattle, WA (1998)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Denver, CO (1997)
      Academics For The Second Amendment: Scholarship Conference on the Bill of Right’s Second Amendment, Bellevue, WA (January 18, 1997)
      Update on California Litigation and Legislative Developments, Gun Rights Policy Conference, Washington, D.C. (1996)

      Degrees
      Juris Doctorate, Loyola Law School (1989)
      Oxford University, Magdalen College, SDSU Institute on International and Comparative Law (1988)
      Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (1980)

      Certifications
      Range Safety Officer, National Rifle Association
      Professional Service Reserve Course, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
      Range Development and Operations Course, National Rifle Association
      Defensive Handgun Course, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
      Trial Advocacy Training, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
      Discovery and Depositions Training, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
      Scott Moot Court, Loyola Law School
      Criminology, Criminal Investigation and Identification, Western College of Criminology
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      Jason Davis | Attorney

      • 180 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 200 Long Beach, California 90208
      • (562) 912-7860
      Jason Davis has over 33 years of experience in the California firearms industry. He spent the early part of his career as a representative for several of the nations’ leading firearm manufacturers, gaining more than 13 years of practical business and manufacturing experience in the firearms industry before going to law school. This practical experience serves Jason well as counsels sporting goods retailers, firearm manufacturers, dealers, collectors and trade associations in California’s firearms, air gun and other weapons-related regulatory compliance matters, including litigation. From setting up firearms dealers and manufacturers with appropriate licenses, permits, and design classifications from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and California Department of Justice, to challenging the laws that regulate the industry, Mr. Davis’ combination of technical firearms knowledge and legal understanding has made him a prominent figure in the California firearms industry. Mr. Davis has been particularly recognized for successfully guiding clients through the development, design, marketing, and regulatory approval of novel designs of firearms and accessories.

      Mr. Davis is a Technical Member of the Association of Firearm Toolmark Examiners, is a Certified Firearms Specialist, and has been approved and appointed by the San Diego California Superior Courts to serve as a Special Master.

      In 2009, the California Law Revision Commission issued their Final Report to the California Legislature, which directed them to “study, report on, and prepare recommended legislation by July 1, 2009, concerning the revision of the portions of the Penal Code relating to the control of deadly weapons ….”  In that Final Report, the Commission recognized Mr. Davis for his role, stating that “the Commission is especially grateful to Jason Davis . . . , who faithfully attended the Commission’s meetings to represent the views of gun owners. . . .” 

      Mr. Davis co-authored an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a majority of California District Attorneys and other law enforcement associations in Heller v. District of Columbia, the historical case determining that the Second Amendment provides an individual right to bear arms, as well as a similar brief in the McDonald v. Chicago case two years later. He has been involved in many high profile and precedent-setting cases involving constitutional law, firearms law, and regulatory compliance issues.

      Mr. Davis graduated from Loyola Law School in 2002. While at Loyola, he focused on tax and corporate law. He was the Treasurer of the Corporate and Business Law Association and a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.

      Davis graduated cum laude from the University of California, Riverside in 1999 with dual degrees in economics and history. His undergraduate writings attributing economics as a key factor in the rise of firearms litigation was accepted for publication by the University of California, Riverside’s Cornerstone Journal.  While studying economics, he became a member of the international economics honors society, Omicron Delta Epsilon and received numerous honors and the Chancellor’s award.

      Publications and Productions
      Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom and the Second Amendment, Simi Valley Members Council for the Friends of the National Rifle Association, Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, September 2009.
      Don’t Give Up on California, SHOT Show, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2009.
      The Second Amendment – Post Heller, National Rifle Association Members Council Conference, July 2008.
      The Path to Incorporation for the Second Amendment, Orange Members’ Council Fundraiser for Friends of the National Rifle Association, September 2008.
      Owners of “Registered” “Assault Weapons” Find Relief From California’s .50 BMG Rifle Restrictions, Fifty Caliber Institute Newsletter, Issue 4, Vol.2 (July 2007) .
      AB50: Possession Prior to Registration Deadline, Very High Power Magazine (May 2005).
      Collateral Damage: How AB50 Affects National Advertising of .50 Caliber BMG Rifles

      Admissions
      California State Bar Association (2002)
      United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
      United States District Court: Central District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California

      Memberships
      Los Angeles County Bar Association
      Orange County Bar Association
      National Rifle Association, EPL Lifetime Member
      Fifty Caliber Institute, Member/Director

      Degrees
      J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2002)
      B.A., University of California, Riverside (1999)

      Honors and Awards
      Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2010
      Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2009
      Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2008
      Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine 2007
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      Anna Barvir | Attorney

      • 180 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 200 Long Beach, California 90802
      • (562) 216-4453
      Anna Barvir practices civil litigation and appeals with an emphasis on constitutional law and civil rights matters. Her expertise includes firearms litigation, LGBT discrimination law, civil rights advocacy, and civil appeals. 

      Ms. Barvir has worked on several high-profile cases in constitutional law and civil rights. She is the lead attorney in Duncan v. Becerra, the lawsuit that successfully challenged California’s ban on ammunition magazines over 10 rounds on Second Amendment and Takings Clause grounds. She was also an integral part of the Parker v. California team that overturned three state laws regulating the sale of ammunition as unconstitutionally vague. Thanks in large part to Ms. Barvir’s advocacy, the trial court decision was upheld by the California Court of Appeal.

      Ms. Barvir graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2009, earning her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Legal Writing. During law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, Ms. Barvir was awarded the Whittier Law School Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Law School Community.

      Admissions
      United States Supreme Court (2014)
      United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit (2012), Fourth Circuit (2014), Tenth Circuit (2014), D.C. Circuit (2015)
      United States District Court: Northern District of California (2011), Eastern District of California (2012), Southern District of California (2017)
      California State Bar Association (2010)

      Honors & Awards
      Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2020)
      Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to Whittier Law School (2009)
      Whittier Law School Student Bar Association Member of the Year (2009)
      CALI Awards: Marriage Equality (2007), Women, Law & Culture (2007)
      Whittier Law School Dean’s Merit Scholarship (2007, 2008)
      Maryland’s Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence Scholarship (2005)
      Mildred Otenisek Award in History and Political Science (2005)
      College of Notre Dame Academic Leadership Award (2005)
      Jeanne Hackley Stevenson Award in History and Political Science (2004)
      College of Notre Dame Student Association Executive Committee Member of the Year (2003)
      College of Notre Dame Student Leader Extraordinaire (2003, 2004)
      College of Notre Dame Student Association Emerging Leader of the Year (2002)

      Publications
      In Pursuit of the Right to Bear Arms: Building a Nontraditional Career in Constitutional Law, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, May 2015.
      When Hysteria and Good Intentions Collide: Constitutional Considerations of California’s Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act, 29 Whittier L. Rev. 679 (2008).

      Presentations
      Legal Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges, Day of Decision Orange County (June 26, 2015)
      Parker v. California: Appellate Advocacy Case Study, Berkeley Law School (Sept. 17, 2014)
      Women on Target: Firearms Law Seminar, A Place to Shoot Shooting Range (July 20, 2013) 
      Legal Analysis of Hollingsworth v. Perry, Day of Decision Orange County (June 26, 2013)

      Oral Argument
      Ampersand Publishing, LLC v. NLRB, No. 15-1074 (D.C. Cir., Dec. 9, 2016)
      Wright v. Beck, No. 16-55239 (9th Cir., Nov. 9, 2017)