As a lawyer, I have focused my entire career on family law. Helping families through this process is my passion. I have extensive experience in both negotiation and litigation, and am a zealous advocate for my clients while recognizing the importance of avoiding unnecessary litigation. I pride myself on the lasting relationships I build with my clients and my ability to give practical and straight-forward advice.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Law from Washington State University, where I attended the honors college, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon. While in law school, I regularly competed in Moot Court competitions, winning first place and Best Brief in the Environmental Law Competition. I was also selected to compete at Harvard in the Animal Law Moot Court Competition. I was an Environmental and Natural Resources Fellow and was awarded the school's Public Service Award.
I currently live in Seattle with my husband and two sons. In my free time, I enjoy cycling, traveling, and the occasional science fiction movie or novel.
University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
Honors: First Place and Best Brief in the Environmental Law Competition
Honors: Harvard Animal Law Moot Court Competition
Honors: Environmental and Natural Resources Fellow
Honors: Public Service Award
Washington State University, Washington
Major: Business Law
Washington State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
Family Law CASA of King County, Special Advocate
Mother Attorney Mentoring Association (MAMAS), Member
Washington Women Lawyers, Member
Classes & Seminars
“Unbundled Legal Services,” 4th Annual Mary H. Wechsler Family Law Symposium for the King County Bench, 2012
“Solution Focused Legal Services, Unbundled Legal Assistance”, Annual Washington
Chapter Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference, 2012