Areas of Emphasis
Commercial & Business Law
Creditor's Rights & Bankruptcy
Common Interest Developments
(Residential & Commercial)
Real Estate Bar Admissions
U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
Northern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Ms. Secker’s commercial and business law, construction law, civil litigation and common interest development practices extend to clients in finance, construction, business, real estate, agriculture and numerous other industries.
Services to Clients
Ms. Secker represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Her active involvement with both business transactions and the disputes that can arise from them enables her to give clients practical advice on structuring transactions to avoid problems. Ms. Secker holds the highest rating, "AV", from Martindale-Hubbell.
Monterey County Bar Association (past member, Executive Committee)
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Monterey County Women Lawyers Association (past member, Board of Directors)
California Women Lawyers
JD, University of Illinois, 1980.
Recipient, International Trial Lawyer's Association Distinguished Achievement
in Trial Advocacy Award.
BA, cum laude, Northern Illinois University, 1977.
Attended Salzburg College in Salzburg, Austria.
Publications and Presentations
Ms. Secker has appeared as a lecturer in various seminars and specialized classes in contract, commercial and construction law. She has authored articles for local construction publications and the Coastal Grower.
Community Service Activities
Ms. Secker is a Past President and Board member of the Hartnell College Foundation, and currently serves on its Killian Scholarship and Planned Giving Committees. She is a past Board member of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and is now on its Finance and Investment Committees. Ms. Secker serves on the City of Salinas Grievance Board. She was formerly on the Boards of the Monterey County Historical Resources Review Board, Ag Against Hunger and the Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association (CHISPA), a local non-profit agency developing housing for low income families. She has also served on several special advisory boards for community projects including the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for California State University.
Other Experience Highlights
From 1983 to 1995 Ms. Secker served as Judge Pro Tempore of Monterey County Court.