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I was born and raised in the Chicago-land area, and will always consider myself a Chicago girl at heart although I absolutely love living in Seattle. I earned a degree in finance from the University of Illinois and started my career as a futures and options auditor. I went on to become a financial analyst for a couple of years before deciding that I needed a career change where I could more directly work with and help people. I attended law school at Tulane University in New Orleans, and am incredibly proud to have lived in such a diverse, rich, and amazing city. The time I lived in New Orleans was a period of time where the city was filled with unfaltering hope, revitalization, and rejuvenation post-Katrina. I will be forever grateful that I was able to call myself a New Orleanian for three incredible years. During law school, I interned at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, and at the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle. After graduating from law school, I worked for the Honorable Judge Julie Spector at the King County Superior Court.
I feel very fortunate to be able to say that I love my job. I love being able to help people as they transition from the familiar to the unknown – to an unknown filled with endless possibility. Nothing brings me greater joy in my work than seeing the evolution my clients undergo from the beginning of their case to the conclusion. I think many people are surprised by their own strength and transformations; it’s thrilling to be a part of their journey! Family law deals with two areas many people hold most dear – their family and their finances. It is a highly emotionally charged area of law, and I enjoy bringing my financial background to the table. It is my job as an attorney to advocate to the best of my ability for my clients, to educate them on the law, and to listen to them when all they need is an ear.
I love music and am a classically trained pianist as well as a saxophone player. A huge sports fan, I am always rooting on my Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Fighting Illini. After living in the incredible city of New Orleans, I am an avid supporter of any and all things championing the rebuilding of NOLA.
My favorite activity outside of the office is spending time with my husband, two children, and three fur- babies.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Washington, 2011
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
- J.D. 2010
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
- B.S. 2003
- Major: Finance
Classes and Seminars
- Speaker, Title 26 Family Law Guardian ad Litem Training, February 2014
- Speaker, CLE on Animal Law in Community Property, January 2014
- Intern, Cook County Criminal Court, Chicago, Illinois
- Intern, Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, Washington
Prior Professional Experience
- Hon. Judge Julie Spector, King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington, Extern
- King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington, Pro Tempore Bailiff