I represent individuals in all matters affecting the family including divorce, complex financial matters, child custody and placement matters, as well as paternity, adoption, guardianship and estate planning.
I am trained and have extensive experience representing individuals in the collaborative divorce process and am an active member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW). Specifically, I am the 2011 Chair of the CFLCW Board of Directors and served as CFLCW's Training Chair from 2007 to 2010.
I am also a trained and experienced mediator assisting parents and couples in resolving child-related and financial issues privately and without court involvement.
I hold a Masters in Social Work and prior to practicing law was extensively involved in the advocacy and protection of abused and neglected children in Milwaukee. I continue my advocacy for children by serving as a Guardian ad Litem in family court matters.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyer, Collaborative Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Associate||Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP||2001 - 2002|
|Academic Staff||University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee||1996 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Chair||2011 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|Innovations in Family Law Practice||Collaborative Practice||2008|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2011 Forum||You're a Trained Colloaborative Professional, Now How Do You Develop a Collaborative Practice.||2011|