Bellingham, Washington Family Law Attorney and Mediator

I came to practice law through a series of unique experiences. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I traveled through 16 developing countries around the world, which inspired me to pursue a master’s degree in Political Science upon my return home. My graduate studies research in Alternative Dispute Resolution led to my career as a mediator and dispute resolution trainer. I eventually reached the point where I wanted to add legal counsel to my dispute resolution services, and I attended law school. I graduated cum laude and became a member of the Washington State Bar in 2007. I have lived in Whatcom County since 1978.

You need an experienced, knowledgeable family law attorney on your side

Someone who understands what you are going through, who empathizes with you and can help you negotiate a difficult time in your life. I know what it takes to move legal separation, divorce, parenting plan, child support, spousal support, and property dispute issues through the legal system. As a Collaborative Family Law attorney, I offer a different approach to family legal issues, so you can avoid the stress of going to court. And as a professional family law mediator since 1994, I can help you achieve a smoother transition through the divorce process and other domestic matters.

The core values of my law practice are to:

  • Recognize the unique needs of each of my clients

  • Treat each client with dignity and respect

  • Exercise professional integrity with all people I deal with

  • Maintain a standard of excellence in client service

My commitment to these core values, along with my unique background, has resulted in an excellent reputation for my busy, full-time family law and mediation practice.

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