I have experienced divorce first hand. I know how overwhelming and frightening the experience can seem, especially when you have children. One of my proudest accomplishments is having navigated an amicable divorce and successful, long-distance co-parenting relationship with my ex-husband. Keeping in mind how much we both love our daughter, we came up with a creative parenting plan that took into consideration our daughter’s evolving needs, her relationship with both of us, and our three hour geographic distance. Years later, our co-parenting relationship continues to be strong and our daughter is thriving.
As a result, I believe it is important to approach the divorce process creatively and to keep the long-term future in mind. I enjoy helping our clients make informed decisions for their family’s future from a position of strength and knowledge.
I am passionate about the right to access information. Prior to going into law, I worked at an academic library. Today, I am an active member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. I also volunteer with Planned Parenthood Northwest to help preserve access to non-judgmental healthcare for women and families in our area.
I attended law school at Seattle University School of Law in the evening and worked full-time as a family law paralegal. During school, I studied International Comparative Family Law in Madrid, Spain. I also interned for the International Human Rights Clinic. These experiences have given me a deeper appreciation of the common challenges humans face everywhere, especially when it comes to family issues such as divorce and child custody.
A perfect day off is spending time with my daughter. Together, we love exploring the city, shopping, lounging at home with stacks of books, and drinking Starbucks.
- Seattle University, School of Law, J.D.;
- Selected student speaker at commencement ceremony
- Washington State University, B.A., Social Sciences in Philosophy and Psychology;
- Summa cum laude
- American Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Collaborative Law Section
- Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
- King County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program