Paula Vielman-Reeves graduated from Golden Gate University Law School in 2012 in the top 4% of her class, receiving several awards including a Litigation Specialization Certificate, and top awards in Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, and Community Property. During law school she interned at the Family Law Violence Center, assisting victims with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and safety planning. She then interned at the San Francisco and San Mateo District Attorney’s offices and became a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Mateo in 2013.
During her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Vielman-Reeves took over 20 cases to jury trial and conducted hundreds of evidentiary hearings, honing her litigation skills in the process. Ms. Vielman-Reeves is a knowledgeable and effective trial attorney who has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime, and in particular, survivors of intimate partner violence. As a Deputy District Attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence cases on both misdemeanor and felony levels. Now, in the civil litigation arena, Ms. Vielman-Reeves has expanded her practice to serve all survivors of intimate partner violence, including victims of sexual assault.
Ms. Vielman-Reeves is also devoted to education. While she was a prosecutor, she created a training program to educate law enforcement officers on the particular issues posed by domestic violence cases, including investigation and reporting techniques which enabled better prosecutions. Ms. Vielman-Reeves also served as an instructor for the police academy, teaching evidence and report writing courses. In addition, Ms. Vielman-Reeves often mentors and trains fellow attorneys on litigation skills, courtroom presentation, and rules of evidence. Most recently, she became an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching trial advocacy courses, including Advanced Trial Advocacy and Motions in Limine courses.
Ms. Vielman-Reeves is a compassionate and skilled attorney who understands the impact of trauma and the cycle of violence on victims of intimate partner violence. Ms. Vielman-Reeves brings these skills and experiences to ADZ Law in an effort to help survivors empower themselves, break the cycle of violence, and hold perpetrators accountable.