Annette received her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. She has also worked at the Legal Aid Society, NYC Transit Authority, Romano & Kuan and had her own solo practice for over ten years. In her practice, she handled private and assigned criminal defense cases, as well as guardianship and probate matters. She was one of the original attorneys on staff at The Bronx Defenders when they opened as an alternative provider and has returned to the office to continue providing representation to clients in the Bronx.