I have been practicing law since 2002. Early in my legal career, I vigorously defended insurance companies and settled numerous claims worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although the work was challenging, I longed for the experience of working directly with people on a daily basis.
I now dedicate 100% of my practice to issues concerning family law. Practicing family law involves a delicate balance in controlling the emotional aspects many divorcing couples experience and providing a reasoned rational plan to resolve the case. Child custody disputes often involve balancing my client's position against the law's approach of doing what is in the best interests of the child. The reason I am drawn to this field of law is because I take pride in taking a person through a time when they are experiencing one of the worst things in their life like a divorce or a child custody battle and removing the uncertainty they may be experiencing.
I realize a client's uncertainty with the dissolution or custody process can be daunting. My job is to advise the client and recommend the best course of action. While I can never fully guarantee what judges may or may not do in my client's case, I always give my clients my full attention, my best effort and a case strategy consistent with their financial resources.
I handle all of my own cases and you can be sure your file won't end up in the hands of an attorney you have never met. When you call my office, you will be speaking directly with me. I keep my caseload small to commit myself to the personal attention I believe each of my clients deserve. I encourage you to look at the Testimonials link to see satisfied clients who I have helped carry through very traumatic times in their life. I welcome you to contact me to arrange a free half-hour consultation to compare my rates and to see if we can work together.
Areas Of Practice
- Family and Divorce Law 100%
- Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
- University of Pacific, Stockton, California
- B.A. - 1999
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Attorney of the Month - Volunteer Legal Services Program
- Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Bar Associations of San Francisco, Member, 2007 to Present
- California Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- University of Phoenix , Law Instructor/ Adjunct Faculty
- Thomas, Lyding, Cartier & Gaus, Associate, 2002 to 2007
Pro Bono Activities
- Volunteer Legal Services Program , 2007 to Present