Ms. Dale has experience in all facets of civil litigation from the initial investigation and inception of a case through the appellate level. She has represented defendants in complex litigation matters including products and premises liability, wrongful death, dental malpractice, and environmental claims and plaintiffs in premises liability, employment, and personal injury cases. She has substantial law and motion experience and has won summary judgment and adjudication motions for the defendants in high-value personal injury cases. Prior to joining Crockett & Associates, Ms. Dale was an associate with the Irvine office of an international law firm where she balanced civil litigation practice with insurance coverage analyses focusing on construction defect, environmental, and errors and omissions matters. Recent cases have included premises liability matters that resolved at mediation and a case in which Ms. Dale successfully argued a defense obligation was owed to a client under a homeowners’ insurance policy where the insurance company had initially denied coverage.
Ms. Dale received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1997 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, in 1994. She attended the Universitat de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain (1992-1993) and completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Edmundo S. Hendler at the Cámara Nacional de Apelaciónes en Lo Penal Económico (Federal Court of Appeals for Economic Crimes) in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1995). Ms. Dale is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Dale is admitted to practice in California state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of California.