Ms. Birge has more than 20 years of experience in civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Areas of practice include employment law, discrimination, wrongful termination, disability issues, retaliation, contracts, business disputes, fraud, torts, defamation, and civil rights.
She represents clients before administrative agencies, in mediation, through negotiations. Ms. Birge is also an experienced appellate lawyer. Ms. Birge was admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District in December 1995, and to United States District Court, Eastern District in June 1999.
She received her Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, formerly Western State University College of Law, in San Diego, California. Ms. Birge received her mediation training at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego in 2005.