Paula Vielman-Reeves graduated from Golden Gate University Law School in 2012. She graduated in the top 4% of her class and received 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.
Ms. Vielman-Reeves has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime, particularly domestic violence victims. As a Deputy District Attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of cases and specialized in domestic violence cases, prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases. While prosecuting domestic violence cases, Ms. Vielman-Reeves saw a need to educate law enforcement officers on the impact of domestic violence on victims and created a training program on the particular issues posed by domestic violence cases and how to investigate and report cases in a manner which enabled the District Attorney’s office to better prosecute those cases.
During her tenure as a prosecutor Ms. Vielman-Reeves honed her litigation skills and became an aggressive and effective trial attorney. She is also a compassionate attorney and understands the impact of trauma and the cycle of violence on victims of domestic 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.