About Daniela M. Pavone
I was born in Weisbaden, Germany and grew up in the beach communities of Los Angeles. After graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, I moved back to the Los Angeles area, living everywhere from Santa Monica to the corner of Melrose and La Brea in downtown L.A.
Upon my return to Southern California I worked in television production for Warner Bros. TV and spent the next five years in television development, matching writers with ideas, working to develop those projects into marketable ones to pitch to various networks and then ushering the final product to the small screen.
In 2004 I moved to Orange County and attended Chapman University School of Law in the City of Orange, graduating in 2007 with an emphasis in environmental, land use, and real estate law. For three years during and after law school I worked as a law clerk and then associate attorney at the maritime firm of Herrick Nikas, LLP, in Newport Beach. I was admitted to the California State Bar in 2007.
For the next three years I worked as an associate at the law firm of Carter, Momsen & Knight LLP, in Ukiah, Mendocino County. There, I gained extensive experience in administrative and land use law, helping individuals and businesses in Mendocino County, and the surrounding area, ensure that local development projects comply with relevant environmental regulations and that local government agencies follow the proper procedures in deciding whether or not to approve such a project.
I also gained a great deal of experience in handling contract disputes, landlord/tenant issues, and an array of easement and property line disputes. I opened my own office specializing in land use and real estate law in 2010. I am currently the Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women and every week give free public tours of a sustainable farm in Petaluma. I am also a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and Business Networkers International.
I am a fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and a graduate of Leadership Mendocino.