Law School/Year: Western Sierra Law School, 1999
College/Year: Robert Morris College, 1985
California; California Superior Court; Supreme Court of State of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of California
Family & Domestic Relations
Every case I work on is a major case to the parties involved. I strive to maintain the same sense of priority and dedication on behalf of my clients in working to find solutions, resolve conflicts and obtain results in every case, from complex litigation, high-conflict custody battles, multimillion-dollar estates, hidden assets, life-threatening domestic violence allegations to short-term, no asset/debt and default matters.
My legal career began approximately 20 years ago as a legal secretary. A quest to learn the full range of legal rights and protections afforded all of us led me to law school. I became a licensed attorney approximately 10 years ago, and have gained valuable experience in family law, as well as some experience in construction defect, contracts, personal injury, insurance bad faith defense, criminal defense, federal cases and appellate work. My empathy, perspective and earnest desire to empower clients and help them move forward led me to focus my energies in family law.
Member, California State Bar and San Diego County Bar Association; president and member of Sigma Delta Kappa Legal Fraternity-Kappa Phi Chapter; former member, National Association of Counsel for Children and National Notary Association
I support a number of charitable and social organizations including, but not limited to, Hope Landing Inc., an organization focused on empowering disabled children; American Cancer Society; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Goodwill; and San Diego Zoo, Walk on the Wild Side conservation projects. I also participate in San Diego Vintage Dance Society, and was a member and secretary of the Irish American Republicans group.