Arlington, Virginia 22210
I have been practicing family law since 2014 and am licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. I developed expertise during 6 years working on behalf of domestic violence survivors and vulnerable children at DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, where I served as the organization's Legal Director for 2 years. In that role I represented children and vulnerable victims of domestic violence in a variety of family law matters. I also counseled clients at family legal clinics and conducted outreach and community leadership. I served on the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations Subcommittee, and presented as a panelist at the 2021 DC Bar Judicial & Bar Conference (on a panel entitled The Virtual Child: COVID-19's Impact on Children's Voices in Court.) I am trained in both Collaborative Law and Mediation.
Professional ActivitiesMember, Fairfax Bar Association (JDR District Court Committee); Member, Washington Council of Lawyers; Qualified as a Guardian ad Litem for Children by the Virginia Supreme Court; DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Attorney; Legal Services of Northern Virginia Attorney of the Day Program
University of Delaware, 1991
University of Minnesota Law School, 1995
CommentsIn addition to my professional experience, and equally important, my years managing my own home and family offer a breadth of perspective and wisdom to help understand your experiences: I know well how challenging the days can be with a busy household, active children, and bills to pay. These are important matters in your life, that don't take a break while you navigate your family law case. I will approach your case with sensitivity to your unique circumstances. I understand that families are complicated, and I make it a priority to help you bring clarity to your situation. I listen carefully and with empathy. I always have the goal of preserving your and your family's dignity and especially of minimizing the impacts on your children's well-being. To that end, I believe the collaborative process offers you the best avenue to engage in team work to address your family's needs through a difficult time.