I knew I wanted to be an attorney from a very young age. As a young adult I was a spirited negotiator and enjoyed a good verbal duel, much to my parents' chagrin. I also enjoyed developing and honing my logic and strategy skills to obtain sought-after outcomes. As the child of divorced parents in the Northern Virginia area, I understand first-hand how a litigated divorce can negatively impact children. I also understand the interplay of blended families, and I am very close to my step-mother and half-brother.
I enjoy all aspects of being a divorce litigator, from the direct client interaction, to strategizing best paths to optimal outcomes and obtaining excellent results for my clients either via mediation or litigation. Unafraid of litigating matters of first impression, I have obtained positive results in matters of first impression throughout my career. I enjoy and do best when thinking outside of the standard family law paradigm to find creative solutions for my clients that help them feel empowered by an otherwise overwhelming process.
My mind is always working on matters that will positively impact my clients, whether it be reading the latest case law, working on state bar committees and conferences, assisting in a national legal task force, or simply volunteering in pro bono family law matters. My work is my passion and my peers are my friends.