Every so often I take the time to sit down and think about how I can better connect with my colleagues, clients (and potential clients).
The bio on my website is just part of the picture, it’s what I do.
You know I'm a trusted, compassionate and aggressive lawyer who has been practicing law for over 31 years in all types of areas including real estate, litigations, small wills, trusts and estates and collections. I have represented the LGBT community for many years, and represented parties in litigated divorce as well as being trained for many years in the alternatives to litigation: collaborative law and mediation of divorce.
Who I am, though, is the other part…the part that helped shape my thinking, my beliefs, and my passions.
From a young age I had a good mouthpiece and a knack for advocating for what was right and what I believed in, so it’s fitting that I found the law. I absolutely love what I do as an attorney, advocating and working with my clients. I have always been a people person and a good listener, so counseling is very much who I am at the core.
While the bio on my website will give you a strong idea of my history and experience, I wanted to delve a little deeper and share a few things that you might not know about me...
- When I was a child, I wanted to be a gym teacher.
- I’ve had a love of horses from a very young age.
- I’ve enjoyed many a good game of golf over the years.
- My original undergraduate degree was in social work.
- Civil Rights and Civil Liberties were (and continue to be) a passion of mine.
- I was part of the first gay Student Union for my University and spoke to classes about being gay.
- In my post college years, at one point, I was part at least 5 different softball teams.
- A devastating personal experience helped me seek out alternatives to divorce litigation, and since then I have been dedicated and committed to the processes of Mediation and Collaborative Law.
- I have a great love of good food and good cooking.
- My strong family traditions were instilled from both sides of my family.
I welcome the opportunity to meet with you.