Cassandra Hearn, lead attorney
I am a zealous advocate for the rights of my clients. This means that I focus 100% of my attention on delivering the best possible result for the individual needs of each client.
I am a sharp litigator. I have a keen ethical sense, and I am not afraid to stand up and fight for the rights of my clients.
I worked at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor where I regularly prosecuted misdemeanor and DUI offenses and made daily court appearances.In that time period I successfully compiled a winning record including fifteen full jury trials. My job as a prosecutor taught me how the system works from the inside. Now I use that knowledge to help my clients.
In addition to running a thriving litigation practice, I also spend time every week teaching trial skills as an adjunct professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Law Degree: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
I chose a litigation-focused university where I regularly competed against, and beat, Ivy League trial teams in litigation tournaments (including Harvard, Yale, Boston University, and more). My education also includes hands-on prosecution training with the Suffolk County DA's office.
I've helped countless clients ACHIEVE the best results. Here's what they've said:
ashley moffett, Associate Attorney
At the time I decided to attend law school, I knew I wanted to help people. I knew I wanted to give people access to a system that is terribly difficult to navigate without an advocate. When I began law school in 2012, I began to explore the areas of law that I felt I could make the greatest contribution and that is when I discovered my passion for family law.
Throughout college I volunteered at a domestic violence shelter working with victims and their children. In law school, I gained experience with the legal aspect of domestic violence working as a legal advocate for the domestic violence clinic of the YWCA San Diego explaining the court process and completing restraining orders. For me, hearing the stories of so many people who were in crisis solidified the importance of making sure victims are heard.
I have also had the opportunity to work with self-represented litigants in family law cases at the Office of the Family Law Facilitator in North County. This office assists family law litigants who are representing themselves by preparing required forms and explaining the legal process of divorce, child custody and visitation, and other common family law issues. It was during my experience here that I became aware that there are numerous people who find themselves deeply immersed in the court system, yet they are not equipped with the knowledge or resources to successfully maneuver it.
Today, as an Associate Attorney, I continuously fight and strategize for our clients. Through working with Ms. Hearn, I have learned that my natural ability to listen and empathize has enabled me to provide valuable assistance to our clients.
Otis J. crockett, of counsel Attorney
In over fifteen years as an attorney, I have striven to provide the greatest value to my clients. Starting as a solo practitioner handling family law, bankruptcy and criminal matters, I always focused on being the strongest advocate for my clients and ensuring they received the best possible outcome. When I was a prosecutor, my passion for advocacy never wavered. While prosecuting misdemeanor and DUI offenses, I honed my advocacy skills in over twenty jury trials. Prior to leaving the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, I was promoted to Chief Deputy City Attorney with responsibility for training other prosecutors.
I took the skills I learned as a solo practitioner and prosecutor and transitioned to working in labor and employment for San Diego’s largest employer, the University of California, San Diego. In that role, I advised management at the highest levels of the institution as well as serving as the university’s advocate before state and federal administrative agencies as well as numerous arbitration hearings. After five years, I was promoted to the Director of Labor Relations. In my desire to provide the greatest value to the university, I decided to leave my role as Director of Labor Relations and to take on a newly developed position as Director of Investigations for the university. In that role, I used all of the lessons I learned in my years as an attorney to ensure that those accused of wrongdoing were afforded fair and thorough investigations of the alleged misconduct.
I am excited for the opportunity to work with the Law Offices of Cassandra Hearn, APC and this extraordinary team. In my role as Of Counsel to the firm, I return to my passion for advocacy, applying all of the lessons I have learned in my fifteen years as an attorney. Clients will receive the benefit of my many years of experience and my focus on providing the greatest value possible.
nancy sanchez, client liaison
I am a seasoned Office Manager and Administrative Coordinator, but my true passion in life is helping people. It is my goal to work with each and every client to ensure their needs are being met. I truly enjoy supporting others and ensuring they have everything they need for their success on a daily basis. I am also a very nurturing person who enjoys helping others feel comfortable around me. I love helping our clients, and I am looking forward to helping you.