Ms. Usahacharoenporn is an associate in the firm's Trial section where her practice consists of a wide range of business and civil litigation matters. Since joining Rutan, Ms. Usahacharoenporn has worked on a variety of cases involving class actions, contract disputes, business and intentional torts, construction litigation, intellectual property, and bankruptcy matters.
Ms. Usahacharoenporn is actively engaged in various pro bono matters. Through her pro bono work, Ms. Usahacharoenporn has assisted, among others, individuals involved in domestic violence and custody disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Usahacharoenporn graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2011 as a B.S. Womble Scholar. At Duke, she was an editor of the Alaska Law Review, Vice President of the Duke Law Mock Trial Board, a case manager for the Innocence Project, and a case worker for the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. In addition, she clerked for the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office, where she worked with clients who had mental health issues.
- Panelist, "Pro Bono Training: Eviction Defense for Low Income Tenants," Public Law Center, October 2012
- California Supreme Court Broadens the Fraud Exception to the Parol Evidence Rule, Orange County Business Journal, April 2013
- Usahacharoenporn, P. E.P. v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute: The Evolution of Involuntary Civil Commitments from Treatment to Punishment, 28 Alaska L. Rev. 189 (2011)