Molly Bretthauer hails from the heartland of Lawrence, Kansas. She remained in the Midwest for college, earning a degree in Television: Writing and Producing from Colombia College Chicago, graduating with honors. After moving to Los Angeles and working in the television industry the economy took a turn and she went back to school to earn a vocational degree, becoming a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She worked with elderly adults before meeting a family in need of a caregiver for their Deaf family member with special needs.
For over eight years she worked one-on-one with her client using her fluency in American Sign Language and medical education to manage their Type 1 diabetes and see them through a kidney transplant. During this time she learned about advocating for those with disabilities through the state Regional Center and gained hands-on experience with diabetes, including using Medtronic insulin pumps and other devices.
Her role as advocate encouraged her to return to community college for a second vocational degree. She graduated with a 4.0 from Los Angeles City College with a degree in Paralegal Studies, and was recently promoted to paralegal. She is grateful for the opportunity to support her clients in the Allergan Breast Implant and Medtronic Insulin Pump litigation with empathy and compassion.