Vanessa M. Haberbush


Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
Juris Doctor, May 2012
Class Rank: 1 out of 170, top 1%


  • Outstanding Graduate in Legal Writing for 2012
  • Whittier Law Review, Member and Outstanding Cite-Checker
  • Moot Court Honors Board, Member
  • Received CALI Awards for the Highest Grade:
      • Bankruptcy Seminar
      • Legal Writing
      • Professional Skills I
      • Professional Skills II
      • Advanced Legal Reasoning
      • Legal Analysis Strategies
      • Evidence
      • Uniform Commercial Code
      • Business Associations
      • Wills and Trusts
      • Remedies
      • Torts
      • Trademark Law
      • Criminal Procedure
      • Honors Seminar
  • Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition, Finalist
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Member

Biola University, La Mirada, California
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Psychology, 2009
Grade Point Average: 4.00 (based on a 4 point scale)


  • Symphonic Winds and the Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinetist
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Vice President


Haberbush and Associates, LLP, Long Beach, California
Associate Attorney, December 2012 to present
Haberbush and Associates, LLP, Long Beach, California
Law Clerk, August 2012 to December 2012
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana California
Legal Extern for the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, January 2012 to April 2012
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California
Long Beach Self-Help Legal Access Center, Volunteer Intern, Summer 2011
Haberbush and Associates, LLP, Long Beach, California
Intern, Summer 2010
Haberbush and Associates, LLP, Long Beach, California
Substitute Legal Secretary, Summer 2008

Vanessa Haberbush, Note, Be Careful What You Wish For: The Unforeseen Repercussions of the IRS’ Desired Outcome in United States v. Galletti on the IRS’ Ability to Collect Partnership Taxes Against General Partners, 32 Whittier L. Rev. 533 (Spring 2011).

  • Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court, Member, Fall 2012 to present
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Member, January 2013 to present
  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Member, March 2013 to present


  • Long Beach Christian Reformed Church, Clarinetist in Praise Band, 2000 to present
  • Salvation Army, Food Bank Volunteer, Summer 2007 and 2008
  • Artesia Christian Home, Music Ministry for a Nursing Home, 2000-2004

State Bar of California, admitted December 2012, SBN 287044