Why I do this work? I have seen the toll litigation takes on couples and families so I know firsthand that no one “wins” in those situations. I would much rather focus my energy on helping people resolve their disputes in a respectful way that allows them to continue to be friends and co-parents later.
My practice: I started my boutique law firm the end of 2008, with a focus on the clients. It is located in downtown Portland (with validated parking). We offer a variety of services such as mediation, Collaborative Law, and support for those who are self-represented.
Background: After working at various law firms, I worked at the Multnomah County Courthouse. At the courthouse, I first worked as “Family Law Facilitator”, helping people represent themselves. I then worked in the courtroom with several of the family law judges. From there, I started my practice, which has been growing ever since.
After Hours: My husband and I have a young family, with two wonderful kids, who keep us on our toes. We love to go hiking and out to the coast to get out of the city on weekends.