Ms. Tantraphol, who has been practicing law for over 20 years, is experienced on both sides of the criminal law arena. She is a former Deputy District Attorney in Northern and Southern California and she was also a trial attorney with the Alternate Public Defender's Office. As a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County, she prosecuted numerous criminal matters that occurred in South San Francisco, San Mateo, San Carlos, San Bruno, Redwood City, Pacifica, Millbrae, Menlo Park, Foster City, East Palo Alto, Daly City, Burlingame, Brisbane, Atherton, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Colma, Woodside, and other surrounding areas, attaining a 100% win record. Ms. Tantraphol also served as Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County. During her tenure at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Ms. Tantraphol handled cases out of Silverlake, Echo Park, Hollywood, Mid-City, Downtown, Pico-Union, Koreatown, Alhambra, Santa Anita, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Temple City, East Los Angeles, Montebello, City of Commerce, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Airport, El Segundo, and Inglewood. As a Deputy District Attorney, she participated in all areas of prosecution of wide ranging criminal violations, from traffic infractions, white-collar offenses, to serious and violent felonies, including rape, attempted murder, and robbery.
As a Deputy Alternate Public Defender, she defended the rights of people accused of theft, possession, solicitation, distribution, being under the influence of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, dui, fraud, shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, prostitution, domestic violence, criminal threats, white-collar crimes, lewd conduct, vandalism, gang allegations, robbery, assault, GBI, battery, harboring a fugitive, obstructing, resisting arrest, hit and run, car jacking, car theft, reckless driving, evading arrest, credit card fraud, weapons offenses, suspended drivers' license, and many other offenses.
Ms. Tantraphol also worked for a civil litigation firm in Santa Monica where she handled business litigation matters, personal injury, and workers compensation claims. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Tantraphol assisted in managing multi-million dollar accounts for Wilshire Associates, a global investment technology, consulting, and management firm. Ms. Tantraphol received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where she attained the distinction of Dean's Scholar and inclusion in the Dean's List. She earned her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing, as well as a number of scholarships from the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Ms. Tantraphol was awarded membership in Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Team, a hightly sought after and regarded program, where she received awards for her advocacy during competition. Ms. Tantraphol's present and former professional memberships and activities include the following: American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Southern California Chinese Lawyers' Association, and San Mateo County Bar Association. Various newspapers have published a number of Ms. Tantraphol's cases. Ms. Tantraphol has been selected for recognition in Cambridge Who's Who for 2006/07, Among Executive and Professional Women "Honors Edition", Strathmore's Who's Who in the years of 2002, 2003 and 2004, for inclusion in IBC's Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, IBC Living Legend and Worldwide Honors Lists, 2003-2004/05, and Cambridges Who's Who among Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs for 2008-2009.
In 2007, Ms. Tantraphol successfully represented one of the defendants in the highly publicized prosecution of, at that time, the largest auto insurance fraud case in Santa Clara County's history.
In 2008, 2009, and again in 2010, Ms. Tantraphol was recognized as one of the top 2.5 percent of criminal defense attorneys in California, as featured in the July 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of the Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Stars Edition. In 2015, Ms. Tantraphol was recognized and selected for listing in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and achieved a perfect 10 superb rating from Avvo. From 2008-2020, Ms. Tantraphol has been listed and recognized as having a Superb rating in Avvo with one of the highest ratings in the area. In 2018 Ms. Tantraphol was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell for 20 years of service in the Community and as a Top Rated Lawyer by the American Registry. In 2019 she was selected for membership as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for California. In 2020 Ms. Tantraphol was Honored as one of America's Most Honored Lawyers by the American Registry.