I have practiced Family Law since my entry to the legal profession in 2013. To me, the most rewarding aspect of practicing law is the challenge of problem-solving; I strive to help families develop and effectuate a plan that will not only address your immediate needs, but provide you with peace of mind for the future.
I often tell clients that litigation is "legalized gambling." What I mean by that is often, the aspects of a case that are entirely outside of our control determine the outcome of a trial. While preparation is critical, you cannot account for the unknown: which judge you will have; will there suddenly be a global pandemic; will you be given enough time to fully complete a case? The Collaborative process is designed to remove so many of those uncertainties and empower you to make long-term decisions that are best for your family. After all, you know your life, and your children, best. I would rather assist you come to an agreeable resolution as opposed to a judge who has known your family for two days. In my collaborative work, I am committed to hearing your goals and concerns with empathy. I help you craft a path forward with the assistance of financial and mental health professionals. We work together to help you regain your agency as you transition to the next stage in your life.
Bachelor of Arts
University of Mary Washington,2010
George Mason University School of Law,2013
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Section, Secretary
Northern Virginia Women's Attorney Association, Board Member
Fairfax Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association
|Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.|
|2021||Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training||CPTI||14|
|30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills|
|Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training|
|Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)|