I am passionate about finding effective ways to resolve difficult situations and helping clients create solid beginnings and move gracefully through changes. Of course, that looks different in each situation and with each person. As your attorney-mediator, I will carefully listen to your concerns and goals and, together with you, create an individualized plan.
The legal system can add a layer of stress and feel daunting. I will explain the legal process clearly, keep you informed every step of the way, and aim for a solution that is cost-effective and protects your interests.
I have spent the last fifteen years practicing and studying conflict resolution and effective communication. I serve as a trainer and coach for the San Francisco Community Boards, one of the nation's oldest community mediation organizations. I also mediate for the San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Superior Courts. Before focusing my practice on family law and mediation, I was a civil rights advocate and professor. In addition to my legal work, I teach students at Stanford University how to communicate clearly and respectfully with clients.
Stanford Law School (2002)
Public Interest Fellow
Equal Justice Fellow
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992)
B.S. in Mathematics
Graduated with Highest Distinction