Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Since my training in collaborative law in 2005, I have been encouraging my clients to consider this alternative to the more costly and acrimonious litigation that can be so destructive to the ongoing relationships of the entire family. Although I continue to represent clients in court when necessary, I much prefer working with clients and their spouses as part of a collaborative team to reach a resolution that is geared specifically to their unique situation rather than one that is decreed by a 'stranger' in a black robe.
I am currently teaching, along with my fellow collaborative colleague, Morna Ellis, a class in Collaborative Law at the University of Richmond.
I have published a book entitled 'Maggie in the Middle' about a young girl whose parents are going through a nasty custody battle. Unfortunately the parents had never been offered the collaborative alternative to resolve their dispute and left it to the judge.
Professional ActivitiesAdjunct Professor, University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law; ~Past President, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association; ~Former Member Virginia Bar Association 's Coalition Committee on Family Law Legislation; ~Former Executive Board Member for John Marshall Inn of Court ~Henrico Bar Association ~Former Board Member of Richmond Bar Association ~Secretary of VaCP Chair of CPR Lo Bono Committee
University of Alabama, BS, magna cum laude
University of Richmond, T.C.Williams School of Law, J.D. 1995