I have dedicated my career to advocating for my clients, building relationships with other lawyers, and continuously expanding my legal knowledge and insight. I have over 25 years of experience in family law, with the last 20 years exclusively in Marin County. I have represented over 1,500 men and women in all aspects of family law. My approach to every case is to first consider resolutions outside of court. If we need to proceed to court, I am a respected and trustworthy advocate who fights passionately for my clients.
I have extensive experience representing clients from negotiation and settlement to settlement conferences and trials on issues such as property division, domestic violence, and child custody and visitation. My clients benefit from the legal expertise they deserve and the emotional support they need during some of the most difficult periods of their lives.
You know more about your family’s needs than anyone else. Open and honest communication with my clients is paramount so I will listen closely to fully understand your concerns and propose viable solutions.
My own parents divorced when I was 7 years old. My childhood involved seven moves to four different states (and 6 different schools) before I was 9. For the most part, my parents were able to maintain a good relationship that helped me and my brother handle the emotional issues that surround such a milestone event. I lived with my mom until I was 14, and then moved in with my dad. As a family law attorney, I try to help others resolve problems that can divide a family. From my own experience I also know that not every family is like mine and each has its own unique needs and concerns.
Having worked at a local legal nonprofit organization for 20 years, I represented low and moderate income clients and understand the need to keep the attorney's fees reasonable. If you cannot afford an attorney to represent you during your divorce case I can handle select portions of your case, known as limited scope representation.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Marin County Bar Association and Youth Transforming Justice (formerly Marin Youth Court). I am currently President of the Board of Trustees for the Marin County Law Library. I served a member of the Marin Women's Commission for 10 years (2006-2016), serving as Chair for two terms. I also co-founded the Marin Teen Girl Conference which I co-chaired for 7 years (2011-2017). For additional information about my community involvement, please click here.