I am passionate about finding effective ways to help clients create solid beginnings and move through change fully informed and with heart.
Of course, that looks different in each situation and with each person and family. As your mediator or attorney, I will carefully listen to your 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, and keep you informed every step of the way, so that you can make the best possible decisions.
I am honored to serve on the Board of Collaborative Practice San Francisco. I teach mediation through Community Boards, one of the nation's oldest community mediation organizations. I 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. 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