Arlington, Virginia 22201
My vision is to assist clients with reaching a quality settlement agreement which addresses the best interests of the children and the financial needs of the parties and focuses on the future instead of the past. This agreement can be achieved without court intervention. A goal is to minimize the emotional and financial cost to parties and their family members while preserving assets and/or restoring positive relations between parties and family members.
Professional Activities~Selected by peers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America ~ Member and Past Chair, Virginia Collaborative Professionals; ~Member and Past Co-Chair, CPNV (Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia); ~Substitute Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Commissioner in Chancery(1997 - 2005), Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Arlington, Virginia; ~Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, George Mason University School of Law (1996 - 1997); ~Virginia State Bar: 4/91 to present; ~Virginia Coalition on Family Law Legislation: 9/96 to 9/98; ~Arlington County Bar Association: Chair, Family Law Section, 1995-97; ~Virginia Mediation Network: 1995 to present; ~Arlington Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors(1997-99)
B.S., Psychology, College of Charleston, Magna Cum Laude, 1984
J.D., George Mason University School of Law, Member of Law Review, 1990
Certified Family Law Mediator (Advanced Level), Supreme Court of Virginia