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Norton Basu LLP is a minority-woman owned law firm that focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related litigation matters.
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Ashley Pollard

Ashley Pollard


Ashley Pollard is a Paralegal at Norton Basu LLP where she assists with all aspects of the firm’s estate planning matters. Ashley graduated from Kaplan University, on the Dean’s List Honors, with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. She is currently working to become a certified paralegal through the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations.

Prior to working for Norton Basu LLP, Ashley worked in a probate and estate planning law firm for three years and a business litigation firm for two years in the Ventura County Area. Ashley’s five years of experience, attention to detail, mutli-tasking abilities and strong work ethic allows her to successfully support the firm’s attorneys and clients in an efficient manner.
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Rosa Cuevas

Rosa Cuevas


Rosa Cuevas is a Paralegal at Norton Basu LLP where she assists with all aspects of the firm’s probate, estate planning and litigations matters. Rosa graduated from Humboldt State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a minor in Political Science.

Prior to joining Norton Basu LLP, Rosa worked in the personal injury and civil litigation field for two years in Los Angeles. Her attention to detail, analytical ability and her superior multi-tasking skills has earned her the success that she has enjoyed as a paralegal. Her passion to help others with their legal problems, coupled with her ambition to influence societal change, led her into a career in the legal field. She is currently applying to law schools and aspires to become an attorney.

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Marleta Charleson

Marleta Charleson

Office Administrator

Marleta Charleson first joined the Norton Basu LLP Team in 2018. Marleta studied Business Administration in British Columbia, Canada and has extensive office assistant/administration experience. She has worked in small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations in The Bay Area.

Outside of the office, Marleta enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking and traveling. She is still an avid learner and often signs up for evening online classes to enhance her personal and professional life. She enjoys connecting with her roots and learning her native language with a group of people within her tribe, The Hesquiaht First Nation, via online classes.
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