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Claudia Trost

Legal Administrative Assistant
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Claudia is the newest member and came to the firm during late 2020 as a legal administrative assistant for attorney Peter Johnson. She is responsible for assisting with day to day operations of the firm, handles background projects, answers phones, drafts subpoenas, requests discovery, checks on pending cases with the DA’s office and helps with filing, etc. With many years of experience in management and customer service, Claudia brings a positive, inquisitive and calm demeanor to the firm while providing support and intention when assisting clients and handling any of their needs. She is a team player who is always eager to take on any task and loves learning how to assist the firm further.

Claudia received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley with high honors, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Political Economy (while remaining on the dean’s list for academic excellence). She worked as a research assistant for various projects with both faculty and graduate students. One project focused on analyzing social capital mobilization during the first days in jail (pretrial detention), and another traced the transformation of child and perinatal regulation in the United States, with a focal point on how child welfare’s increasing focus on minimizing risk of potential maltreatment has shaped policy responses to infant substance exposure. Further, she performed her own senior honors thesis, was a tutor and is a grading assistant for various Sociology courses. She’s a voracious reader, loves spending time with her partner and their dog and cat, enjoys tending to her plants and being outside.

Committed to Excellence

Awards & Affiliations
  • Super Lawyers
  • Contra Costa County Bar
  • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
  • Avvo 10.0 Peter
  • NACDL
  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of CA
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • NCDD

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