Maitreya has spent 16 years in criminal defense, both as a deputy public defender and in private practice. She has litigated both trial and appellate cases, in California state and federal courts. She has been a panel attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, litigating direct appeals and habeas corpus petitions.
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1994, Moot Court Board
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of Georgia, 1990