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Savannah Skelton is an associate at Leal-Trejo, and a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Transactional practices. Prior to her time at the firm, Savannah worked alongside the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in both the Human Trafficking Unit, as well as the Sexually Violent Predators Unit, and the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office-Juvenile Division.
Savannah earned her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law, where she worked alongside the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic to provide pro bono legal services to the homeless population on Skid Row, and with the Community Justice Clinic to incorporate and advise non-profit organizations aimed at charitable purposes throughout the state.
In that experience, and in her time at Leal-Trejo, Savannah has worked with numerous school districts, cities, and special districts throughout the state.
Savannah assists and advises the Governing Bodies of those entities on a variety of general matters, including litigation, Public Records Act compliance, Brown Act compliance, personnel administration and employee discipline, employment contracts for management employees and bargaining unit employees, labor and employment law issues, as well as public contracting and compliance with conflict of interest laws.
Prior to practicing law, Savannah was a collegiate athlete and long-time personal trainer.
J.D. Pepperdine Caruso School of Law (2019)
B.A., Political Science, UCSD (2014) (Focus in Environmental Studies)
California, U.S. District Court