Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
I am an experienced family law attorney practicing in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. I am a strong advocate for using the Collaborative process to resolve family law matters respectfully and compassionately. My goal in all Collaborative cases is to reach a resolution that not only satisfies the participants’ goals, but maintains the integrity of the entire family.
In addition to my family law experience, I have also worked as a full-time law clerk to two Virginia Circuit Court judges, as well as a general practitioner engaging in a broad-based civil and criminal law practice. I find that my unique and diverse background is useful in helping parties navigate and resolve the complex and multifaceted legal issues that often arise in the Collaborative divorce process.
Professional ActivitiesBoard Member (Secretary), DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) (2015 to present) Board Member (Outreach Chair), Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV) (2015 to present) Organizer - CPNV New Member Forum Luncheons (quarterly lunch series for newly-trained Collaborative professionals) (2014 to present) Presenter, "Ethical Considerations of Collaborative Practice," CPNV September 2015 Meeting, McLean, Virginia. Barrister, George Mason American Inn of Court (group of attorneys, judges and law students who meet monthly to discuss legal topics and foster civility in the legal profession) (2013 to present) Co-organizer, No Bills Night 2014 (annual event where attorneys provide free legal advice to local residents, sponsored by Virginia State Bar) President, Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC Instructor, James Madison University - Family Law Paralegal Certification Course Presenter, 2015 Virginia State Bar First Day in Practice Seminar for Newly-Admitted Attorneys Member: Virginia State Bar; Bar of the District of Columbia; Fairfax Bar Association and Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Section
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, May 2004
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 2007
Member, Suffolk University Law Review