Annette received a basketball scholarship from Portland Community College, studied abroad at the European Peace University in Städtschlaining, Austria, and received her Bachelors in Politics from Willamette University in 1998. She pursued a first career in stand up comedy and singing. She then decided to go to law school and graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2009. After law school Annette gained experience working at the nonprofit, Housing Rights Center, and a boutique employee-rights law firm.
In 2013, Annette opened her own practice representing her clients in disputes regarding their employment, housing and civil rights. From 2013 to 2019, Annette was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and chosen as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers of Southern California. In 2020, Annette was also named as a Super Lawyer and Top 50 Up and Coming Women Lawyers in Southern California. Annette is admitted in all California state courts, and the United States Central and Eastern District Courts of California. Annette is a member of the National Employee Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Bar Association, the California Employee Lawyers Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.