Ms. Ballard started practicing law in Los Angeles in 1988 and within a year attained her Nevada Bar license. After clerking for a white collar criminal defense firm in Las Vegas, Ms. Ballard started her legal career working for two Los Angeles firms, the first downtown, near Pershing Square, and the other in mid-Wilshire not far from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She tutored as an associate under three very experienced business and real estate litigators.
In 1992 she moved to Northern California and continued providing civil litigation services in Reno and Sacramento business and construction litigation. Since then her practice has focused on business, real estate and construction defect litigation, mostly representing parties who are named as defendants or cross-defendants.
Ballard Law Practice serves clients in many Northern Nevada and California counties, including Douglas County, Carson City and Washoe Counties in Nevada, and Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties in California
Outside of her practice, she served as a volunteer Pro Tem Judge for Sacramento County from 1998 to 2006 and as a compensated panel Arbitrator in both Sacramento and Placer Counties arbitrating tort disputes until 2012.
Ms. Ballard’s clientele has included drywall contractors, concrete contractors, roofing contractors, window and door suppliers, tree removal company, federal lands contractor, senior citizens, home and business sellers, real estate brokers and agents, and ranching interests.