Prior to joining Valensi Rose, Ms. Balchum was an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in Westlake Village. Earlier she was a law clerk in the Employment Rights Project of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, where she litigated cases before the Labor Commissioner. Prior to that, she clerked at Valensi Rose from 2009 to 2010.

She continues to volunteer at Bet Tzedek, in addition to the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, working with victims of domestic violence.

Ms. Balchum earned her J.D. in 2013 from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Sacramento. She did her undergraduate work at San Diego State University, earning a B.A. in International Business in 2008. She is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.