Ms. Dehesa was raised locally, attending St. Sebastian Middle School and St. Bonaventure High School. Ms. Dehesa briefly left the area when she attended college at the University of San Diego.
In 2004 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Spanish with a minor in Business Administration. After obtaining her law degree from California Western School of Law two years later, she returned to Ventura County to practice law.
Ms. Dehesa is extremely active in her community, always desiring to participate at the local level with organizations that are focused on her profession and on helping the community. Ms. Dehesa is a long-time board member of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Barristers and is the Chair of the Barristers Mentorship Program.
She is also Vice President of Education Foundation of the VC MABA, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on giving scholarships to local students who want to enter the legal field. Additionally, she serves as Board Member on the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Board where she is involved in fostering and encouraging startup companies and entrepreneurs start a business in Ventura County.
She is also a member of the Ventura County Women’s Lawyers and a regular volunteer with Girls, Inc. a non-profit that helps incarcerated youth foster self-esteem and community investment through workshops and mentoring at the Oxnard Juvenile Justice Complex. She is a featured volunteer with Women’s Economic Ventures, an organization helping entrepreneurs learn the skills necessary for starting and maintaining a successful business.
She is devoted to her clients establishing long-term relationships with many of them and serving as their attorney and the attorney for their family and friends. For years she has focused on providing her clients with personalized, friendly and in depth legal services when they need a trust, will, business agreement or representation in a probate or trust administration matter.
When times are tough Ms. Dehesa has helped clients navigate the bankruptcy process representing both debtors and creditors in complex bankruptcy proceedings. Her business clients come to her for advice on formation, sale and stock agreements, and complex business transactions.
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