PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHIES




Felicia Woods-Yates, 
Attorney at Law

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & ADMISSIONS:

Admitted to practice law 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 (Inactive).

LEGAL EDUCATION:

• 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.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

1971 - 1975:  Ventura County Public Defender’s Department, Ventura, CA;
Deputy Public Defender, Senior Trial Deputy, handling numerous Criminal Court and Jury Trials.

1975 - 1976:  Parrish & Celeste, Principal in a Professional Legal Corporation, Ventura, CA;
Trial Attorney, Civil and Criminal cases.

1976 - 1999:  Felicia 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 - Present:  Law Offices of Felicia Yates & Associates, Barstow & Needles, CA;
Commercial Transportation and Traffic Law; Criminal Defense (DUI / BUI); Personal Injury; Probate; and Real Property Litigation. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
(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 
Criminal Cases
• 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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Dino D. Romanelli, 
Professional Paralegal/ 
Law Office Manager

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & ADMISSIONS:

Currently licensed by the California Department of Real Estate (Inactive), and Nevada Division of Real Estate (Inactive).

LEGAL EDUCATION:

• California State University at Long Beach - Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (1987)
• University of California at Santa Barbara - Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies (1996)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

1998 - 2007:  O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Professional Paralegal, Los Angeles, CA; 
Named Litigation Department of the Year by American Lawyer Magazine (2004); 
General Commercial Civil Litigation & Trial Support.

2008 - 2011:  Century 21 / River City Realty, Licensed Realtor, Las Vegas & Laughlin, NV; 
​Listing & sales of residential real property; real estate contract negotiations; mortgage and escrow consulting.

2007 - Present:  Law Offices of Felicia Yates & Associates, Professional Paralegal / Office Manager, Barstow & Needles, CA;
Commercial Transportation and Traffic Law; Criminal Defense (DUI / BUI); Personal Injury; Probate; and Real Property Litigation. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
(Past and Present)

• California Department of Real Estate
• Nevada Real Estate Division
• Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors​  
• San Bernardino County Bar Association (Pending)







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