I received my bachelor's degree from UW and then returned to UW School of Law to attain my LLLT certification. I have lived in the Seattle area for over two decades and raised my sons here. I understand firsthand the challenges of divorce and single parenting.
In addition to my training as a legal technician, I have completed collaborative law training, basic mediation training, and advanced family law mediation training. Currently I am an intern at the Dispute Resolution Center with the goal of becoming a Washington Mediation Association - WMA - certified mediator.
I am passionate about alternative dispute resolution and guiding my clients to a respectful resolution. It is always less costly to reach an agreement than to litigate an issue. Going to court takes both an emotional and financial toll on all parties. I encourage clients to seek mediation and look for creative solutions to the outcome in their family law situation.
I am not interested in assisting with high conflict cases. If you are willing to take a reasonable and solutions-oriented approach to your family law matter, I am willing to help. I can assist at a reasonable cost with reasonable solutions. Remember, dividing one household to two will always take a toll, but most people recover financially and move forward with a new normal.
Welcome to our community of ADR professionals: mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers representing and advising clients. We are active in the growth and development of ADR in Washington as well as the education of members of the bar and the public.