Bellevue – Redmond
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I am originally from the San Diego, California area. My parents divorced while I was in high school, and my younger siblings and I were raised by our mother. Seeing the divorce process as a child gave me an understanding of the broader impact a divorce has on the entire family.
I graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2011 with a double major in International Relations and Spanish. After college, I worked as a receptionist and translator in a Workers Compensation law firm near Sacramento, California. This was my first real experience within the legal community, and I was hooked. I decided to attend Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and I graduated in May 2016. While in law school, I worked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Appellate Division. Later, I worked for Judge Rebecca Duncan in the Oregon Court of Appeals. I worked on a variety of cases, from criminal to civil to post-conviction. Most importantly, I learned how best to present my case to a judge through persuasive writing and oral argument.
I moved to Seattle in 2017 when my boyfriend became an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Shortly thereafter, I was lucky enough to become an Associate Attorney with DuBois Cary Law Group. At DuBois Cary Law Group, I get to combine my passion for legal advocacy with my personal experience growing up with a single mother. The result is a career that I can pour my whole heart into, and I feel good about what I do at the end of the day.
In my spare time, my boyfriend and I explore the local restaurants and natural beauty around the Seattle area. I am especially enjoying being back near the ocean—it reminds me of my childhood in San Diego. I love to cook, and the varying seasons here in Seattle give me a great excuse to try a variety of recipes.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Washington, 2017
- Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
- J.D. 2016
- University of California, Davis
- B.A. 2011
- Major: International Relations, Spanish
- Patching the Exhaust Pipe: A Historical Analysis of Oregon’s Non-Unanimous Jury Rule Law in Criminal Cases, 54 Willamette Law Review. 113 (2017).
- Young Lawyer Liaison, Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono Section
- King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member
- King Country Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
- Washington Women Lawyers, Member
- King County Bar Association, Appellate Law Section, Member (past)
Prior Professional Experience
- Justice Rebecca Duncan, Oregon Court of Appeals, Salem, Oregon, Judicial Extern
- Appellate Division, Oregon Department of Justice, Portland, Oregon, Law Clerk