Ms. Habtu graduated magna cum laude, top 10%, with a Juris Doctorate in Law from Southwestern University School of Law. She was Associate Editor of the school's law review and received the American Jurisprudence Awards for achieving the top score in several classes.
Ms. Habtu received an international education spanning three continents -- Africa, Europe and the United States. She prides herself in being culturally competent; taking into account clients' values and sensitivities when communicating with them.
Ms. Habtu is a member of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law before the Supremen Court of California and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Habtu believes in giving back to the community. She has served on various human-rights related and non-profit organizations.