Licensed in Minnesota and Washington.
I am an experienced family law and disability attorney. All of my clients receive sliding-scale fees and representation based on their income and individualized family needs.
In 2013, I received the Journey of Hope award for my representation of survivors of domestic assault.
I have taught and published on the topics of litigation, family law, representing the indigent, and disability law.
Licensed since 2003
Hourly ($75-185/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2003||06/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Summa Cum Laude||Ball State University||2000|
|Founder & Managing Attorney||Affordable Law Office||2014 - Present|
|Of-counsel||Cooper & Reid, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Central Minnesota Legal Services||2006 - 2010|
|Parent and Family Advocate||Arc||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Domestic Abuse Committee||2010 - 2013|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2013|
|MSBA Family Law Forum||Unbundled Services: Meeting the Needs of the Unrepresented in Family Court||2012|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum||Immigration & Enforcement of the Affidavit of Support in Family Law Settings||2010|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum||A General Overview of Mahr, the Somali Dowry Practice in Minnesota||2010|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum||Arrangement + Marriage = :)||2010|
|Hennepin Law Magazine||Attorneys Wanted! What Attorneys Should Do in Times of Economic Crisis.||2009|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Forum||Targeted Resources for Family Law Practitioners Assisting Victims of Domestic Abuse in Minnesota||2009|
|Hamline University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Ball State||Special Education||B.S.||2000|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Third-Party Custody||2011|
|Paralegal Continuing Education||Litigation 101||2010|
|MSBA Family Law Section CLE||How to market your family law firm and make friends on LinkedIn||2010|
|MSBA Family Law Section CLE||Using Facebook to Market Your Firm and Win Your Family Law Cases||2010|
|2010 Family Law Institute||Social Networking for Family Lawyers||2010|
|2010 Family Law Institute||Immigration and Family Law||2010|
|2009 Family Law Institute||Downsizing Litigation Costs for Family Law Attorneys||2009|