Admitted to practice law in December of 1988.
Experience includes juvenile, criminal, civil and administrative law.
Upon being admitted to practice law in 1988, Ms. Bumer served as a Deputy Public Defender for the County of San Diego. In private practice she continued representing indigent clients in criminal and juvenile matters, as well as retained clients.
In 2006 Ms. Bumer served as a panel member for California Parole Advocacy Program (CalPAP) overseen by the University of the Pacific. Ms. Bumer provided legal counsel to parolees accused of violating parole. Ms. Bumer handled thousands of cases before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) between 2006 and 2013 at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) and county jails.
In 2013 Ms. Bumer was trained to handle parole suitability hearings. She attended annual trainings provided by BPH and observed BPH hearings. While Ms. Bumer awaited acceptance to the BPH attorney panel, she worked in private practice and as a contract attorney, appearing in court regularly. These appearances included personal injury, debt collection, workers comp, family law, probate, and criminal proceedings.
Ms. Bumer is noted for her honesty, humor, and dedication to her clients.
Parole representation started in 2006.
I do a thorough review of inmate files.
I provide honest feedback.
I help my clients understand character defects, causative factors of crime, insight, remorse and empathy. If my clients have been exposed to domestic violence or perpetrated domestic violence, I review the cycle of violence and the types of controlling behavior that are construed to be forms of domestic violence.