8700 State Line Road
Leawood, Kansas 66206
Leawood, Kansas 66206
Office Phone: 913-534-8099
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP
I focus my practice exclusively on families and Family Law and I am involved as a Founding Member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City because I truly believe that Collaborative Divorce can provide families with a more creative, compassionate, respectful, and less traumatic resolution of their relationship and their issues. I enjoy helping people through what can be a very difficult period in their lives.
Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Arbitration
License(s): Licensed to Practice in Kansas and Missouri ~Admitted to Practice before all Kansas and Missouri State and Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court
Professional ActivitiesFounding Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City; Member Collaborative Practice Kansas City (Divorce Options) ~Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Member of Family Law Sections and Committees of the American, Kansas (President 2008-09), Missouri, and Johnson County (KS) Bar Associations (Chair, Maintenance Task Force 2017-18); Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (National 2nd Vice President 2022-25; National Treasurer 2018-20; National Membership Chair 2017-18; National Board of Governors 2018)(AAML-KS Chapter President 2015-17); Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (USA Chapter Board Member 2020-25); Trustee, Johnson County, KS Bar Foundation (2015-17); Master of the Bar, Johnson County (KS) Family Law Inn of American Courts (2019-Present)
Texas Christian University
University of Missouri School of Law
CommentsThe Collaborative Process in divorce cases is an important option to provide to clients so that they can reach their desired outcome and the successful closure of their marital relationship. Having witnessed first-hand the lasting hostility and destruction caused by the traditional litigation divorce process, I know that the Collaborative Divorce process is a better method for many, but necessarily all, people going through the trauma of divorce.