Public Entity Defense
J.D., University of Davis, Order of the Coif; UC Davis Law Review, Executive Editor, 2004
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1992
U.S. District Court of Central District of California
U.S. District Court of Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court of Northern District of California
Organizations and Affiliations
State Bar of California
Sacramento County Bar Association
Ms. Motooka specializes in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of public entity defense (government tort claims and Section 1983 actions), railroad defense, and employment law.
Ms. Motooka earned her J.D. at the University of the California, Davis School of Law in 2004 where she was a member of Order of the Coif, and was the Executive Editor of the UC Davis Law Review. She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, Norther District, Central District and Ninth Cicuit.
Before joining Cregger & Chalfant in 2007, she worked at Brian Taugher, P.C., practicing in the area of litigation and consulting in false claims, government law, and employment law. Prior to her law career she taught English and American Literature at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.