I grew up in Arizona riding horses in Gilbert, playing sports, and having a pretty awesome childhood. My family had its rough times, but we made it through. I believe that when difficult things happen in our lives, how we respond will dictate how well we succeed.
I became a family law attorney because I am dedicated to helping families thrive, and I believe that family law issues can be opportunities for growth.
I started a law firm with my friend and fellow attorney Georgette Hasiotis, with the clear vision to provide our clients with excellent legal representation coupled with the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves, their children, and their families.
Arizona Summit Law School, J.D. 2013
St Mary's College of California , B.A. 2009
State Bar of Arizona; Arizona Summit Alumni Association, Secretary Board Member; Catholic Phoenix, Board Member; Adjunct Law Professor Arizona Summit Law School, Mediation Clinic Professor and Limited Scope Family Law Clinic Professor; University of Arizona Medical School Phoenix Campus, Reoccurring Lecturer; International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Panel Presenter at the 2013 International Conference in Amsterdam, Upcoming Presenter at the 2017 International Conference in Prague.
How Do We Respond to Domestic Violence? We Don't.
Volunteer at Father Matters Legal Clinic; Volunteer at Catholic Charities.
Whether you are facing a dissolution of marriage, wish to prepare a pre-/post-nuptual agreement, need to establish paternity or must deal with tough custody matters, child support or other post-decree modifications, we will walk you through the process and work with you to design a customized solution that works for you. As your attorney I will advocate for you to achieve the best possible results in a cost efficient manner.
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Certificate, 2008
State University of New York, School of Law, J.D., 1997
Skidmore College, B.A., 1976
State Bar of Arizona; State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Practice & Procedure Committee; Arizona Women's Lawyers Association(AWLA) ; Erie County (NY) Bar Association, Member, Matrimonial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Arizona, 2014; New York, 1998; Federal Courts & Bankruptcy Court, F.D.N.Y., 2004
Certified Court Roster Mediator,NYS Supreme and Family Courts, 8th Judicial District; Court Appointed Attorney for the Child (AFC),Appellate Division, Fourth Department, State of New York. Board Member, Hostels International USA; Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc.; and HALLWALLS. Mentor, Lawyers for Learning, a program that places students with attorney-tutors.