Ms. Tantraphol has experience on both sides of the criminal law arena. She is a former Deputy District Attorney in Northern and Southern California and she was also a trial attorney with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office.
As a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County, she prosecuted numerous criminal matters that occurred in South San Francisco, San Mateo, San Carlos, San Bruno, Redwood City, Pacifica, Millbrae, Menlo Park, Foster City, East Palo Alto, Daly City, Burlingame, Brisbane, Atherton, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Colma, Woodside, and other surrounding areas, attaining a 100% win record.
Ms. Tantraphol also served as Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County. During her tenure at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Tantraphol handled cases out of Silverlake, Echo Park, Hollywood, Mid-City, Downtown, Pico-Union, Koreatown.
As a Deputy District Attorney, she participated in all areas of prosecution of wide ranging criminal violations, from traffic infractions, white-collar offenses, to serious and violent felonies, including rape, attempted murder, and robbery.
As a Deputy Alternate Public Defender, she defended the rights of people accused of theft, possession, solicitation, distribution, being under the influence of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, dui, fraud, shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, prostitution, domestic violence, criminal threats, white-collar crimes, lewd conduct, vandalism, gang allegations, robbery, assault, GBI, battery, harboring a fugitive, obstructing, resisting arrest, hit and run, car jacking, car theft, reckless driving, evading arrest, credit card fraud, weapons offenses, suspended drivers’ license, and many other offenses.
Ms. Tantraphol also worked for a civil litigation firm in Santa Monica where she handled business litigation matters, personal injury, and workers compensation claims. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Tantraphol assisted in managing multi-million dollar accounts for Wilshire Associates, a global investment technology, consulting, and management firm.
Ms. Tantraphol received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where she attained the distinction of Dean’s Scholar and inclusion in the Dean’s List.
She earned her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing, as well as a number of scholarships from the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
In 2007, Ms. Tantraphol successfully represented one of the defendants in the highly publicized prosecution of, at that time, the largest auto insurance fraud case in Santa Clara County’s history.
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