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Deandra Arena


As a former Assistant Attorney General for Protective services, Deandra represented the Department of Child Safety (formerly knowns as CPS) in Dependency and Severance matters.   After leaving the Attorney General’s Office, Deandra entered private practice where she has handled all aspects of Family and Juvenile law matters.  Deandra grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of the University of California (Irvine). She is licensed to practice in both California and Arizona.

Deandra has been interviewed by NBC News pertaining to her unique perspective on DCS and related issues. 


JD, California Western School of Law

University of California Irvine