I have practiced law for 30 years in the areas of business, estate planning, probate, real estate, tax, traffic offenses, contracts, entertainment, and divorce. I work to find the most expedient manner to solve a problem or assist the client by providing the client with options (explaining the benefits and possible problems of each strategy) so that the client, as the person in charge, is capable of making an informed decision which fits the client's needs and financial rtersoirces. I am honest and if a divorce or traffic matter (or any matter) is beyond my scope, I refer the matter to the most skilled, ethical attorneypracticing in this area.
In addition to practicing law, I have taught at two Universities and two Colleges for legal matters including, but not limited to; real estate, estate planning, dental law, business matters, administration of offices, sale and purchase of offices, quality assurance, and risk tolerance, I have also been a subject expert presenter for the following: a) Accountant Conventions; b) Dental/ Medical Conventions( regarding medical/dental laws, business matters, and ethics, c) National Busiiess Institute regarding business entites and estate planing/tax, and d) Institute of Continuing Educaton for the University of Michigan.
My background is diverse due to the fact that I have worked for fifteen years as a dental hygienist and office manager in the medical field, I received a degree from the University of Detroit Dental School as a Dental Hygienist. I also have undergraduate degrees whith majors in human resources, counseling, psychology, biochemistry, and political science/administrative law. I am certified in Lean Processing, Sigma Belt Achievements, Facilitation, Estate Planning, and as a teacher for K-12 Education.
I ran for office and served on the Troy School Board as a member and as President. I have worked atWilliam Beaumont Hospital and also represented Children's Hospital in contract/finance areas. I loveinteracting with people, finding a solution which fits the client, and being proactive and not reactive. I have the highest AV Judicial National Peer Review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
I believe that being a mother, a spouse a teacher, a leader, a health care worker, and an attorney are all service orientated positions. I am commited, as a professional, to whatever challenge I undertake as an attorney., I am an attorney who has integrity, is willing to work hard,and care about my clients. I strive to be creative while,improving my skills and increasing my knowledge of the legal area and to be a strong advocate,
I respect my clients becauseI know that it is not easy emotionally nor finacially to come to an attorney asking for assistance and revealing the client's confidential matters. As an attorney, I work to provide excellent service, strong advocacy, inform and educate my client as to the issues so the client may make an informed decision, and to be creative and analytical in providing options regarding strategies and methods to proceed.
Licensed since 1987
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1987||03/27/2015|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Italian Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oakland University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|University of Detroit||Dental Hygiene||R.D.H||1970|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|