I feel honored and privileged to help people solve problems that have to do with their most important relationships – their family relationships. One of the things that I find enormously satisfying about it is that while I often work with people during one of the most difficult transitions in their lives, I also witness their transformation to a new and better life.
My background and interests inform who I am and how I practice law. I was a nurse, a wife, and a mother before I went to law school, after which I became the single-again parent of school-aged children. In the mid-1990s, after I had been practicing law for about ten years, I began also practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings. I am active in a number of communities, including the movements to develop collaborative law and to introduce meditation and a meditative perspective to lawyers. I would like to leave positive change in my wake.