Ms. Wagner is a graduate of Pepperdine School of Law where she concurrently completed a Master’s degree at the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution. Her article “The Perfect Circle” was published in the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Journal to whose leadership she contributed as an editor, and she also investigated ethical issues as a member of the Honor Board. She additionally enjoyed the privilege of a summer internship with the National Guard JAG Corps where she participated in a program to assist soldiers with their tax returns, and she clerked for the Orange County District Attorney’s office with the TARGET gang unit as a certified law student.
Ms. Wagner’s doctoral education followed her completion of a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Born and raised in southern California, Ms. Wagner managed the culture shock by joining the Eta chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Ms. Wagner completed her education at UC Berkeley in two years, the final semester of which she spent in Washington, DC volunteering for the American Bar Association.
Ms. Wagner knew she wanted to be a lawyer after a decisive victory during a sixth-grade debate on the book The Giver. Her legal experience includes Proposition 65 private prosecution on behalf of a non-profit organization before joining the workers’ compensation world defending public entity and large corporate employers.
Ms. Wagner is a certified legal specialist in workers' compensation and is presently the managing attorney of the Ventura Bradford & Barthel office.