Clarissa Guerrero Cardes is an associate at Dixon Williams LLP where her practice focuses on commercial litigation and probate administration. She has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation and e-discovery.
Prior to joining the firm, Clarissa practiced at two leading San Diego-based boutique firms specializing in securities fraud and antitrust class actions where she honed her skills in e-discovery and oversaw the review and production of documents in several high-profile class actions.
Following law school, Clarissa served as a law clerk and research attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court where she supported the Presiding Judge’s Department, Civil Trial Departments, Probate Department, and Appellate Division. There, she gained valuable insight as to what constitutes persuasive oral and written advocacy that continues to serve her and her clients today.
Clarissa received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law – “King Hall” where she earned public service law and pro bono certificates and was a Senior Staff Editor for the Business Law Journal. While in law school, she served as a law clerk for the U.C. Davis Immigration Clinic, the San Diego Public Defender’s Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and an AmeriCorps Bonner Leader. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2009.