Deneen has worked in the legal field for over 35 years. Her primary focus has been in family law as a paralegal in which she has over 20 years of experience. Deneen has worked under the supervision of attorneys as well as freelance in assisting clients with dissolution proceedings, custody and support disputes with a special emphasis on domestic violence restraining orders.
In the legal environment, Deneen has worked as a paralegal, legal secretary, word processor and office manager in the areas of civil litigation, labor and employment, family law, estate planning, probate, asbestos, pollution exclusion, products liability, dental and medical malpractice, prison litigation, civil rights, construction defect, patent, intellectual property, securities and insurance defense.
Deneen received her Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate from California State University, East Bay, Hayward in 1994.
In her spare time Deneen loves to participate in, and someday teach Zumba classes, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Deneen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, Kewesi Simon, American Eskimo, Khloe’ and American Staffordshire Terrier, Hazel. Deneen and her husband also have a mountain home in Mariposa, CA and plan to eventually leave the Bay Area to live full time.