Admitted to practice in June 1971 in the following courts: Supreme Court of the State of California and lower courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In 1976, Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and The Supreme Court of the United States of America in 1977. Currently licensed by the State Bar of California, California Department of Real Estate (Broker), and Nevada Division of Real Estate (Broker).
•Southwestern University, Los Angeles, CA.
September 1962 through February 1964.
•San Fernando Valley College of Law, Encino, CA.
February 1964 through June 1965.
•Van Norman University, Los Angeles, CA.
Graduated June 1967, Juris Doctor Degree.
1971 - 1975Ventura County Public Defender’s Department, Ventura, CA
Deputy Public Defender, Trial Deputy, handling numerous Criminal Court and Jury Trials.
1975 - 1976Parrish & Celeste, Principal in a Professional Legal Corporation, Ventura, CA
Trial Attorney, Civil and Criminal cases.
1976 - 1999Felicia K. Woods, Attorney at Law, Ventura, CA
Opened the first Legal Clinic in Ventura County. Handled numerous misdemeanor and felony Court and Jury trials and related pre-trial matters. Expertise in both civil and criminal law areas; emphasis on Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Consumer Protection, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Personal Injury.
2005 - PresentLaw Offices of Felicia Yates & Associates,
Traffic and Transportation Defense; DUI/BUI; Personal Injury
(Past and Present)
•Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association •California Women’s Lawyers-Legislative Committee •Judge Pro Tem, Mentally Ill Calendar •Ventura County Mental Health Advisory Board Member •National Association of Defense Lawyers in
•Los Angeles Realty Board Member
• Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors
• Department of Real Estate CA / NV
•California Lutheran College;
Administration of Justice instructor
•Ventura County Bar Association;
Co-chairwoman of Pro Bono Committee
(to provide free legal services to the community)
• San Bernardino County Bar Association
•American Bar Association •California Bar Association
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