I started my legal career as the first Deputy District Attorney hired by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Family Support Division. My duties included handling paternity cases, child support, and enforcement of support obligations.
I then went into private practice, where I was able to draw from my first career - as a teacher - to work to raise the level of family law practice in Orange County. My presentations included educating other attorneys about Domestic Violence, complex child support issues, psychological issues impacting child custody decisions, and general Family Law issues. I am a Certified Specialist in Family, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, since 2002.
I am now a Partner at the Newport Beach Family Law firm of Hittelman Law Group, offering the unique combination of caring and expertise that our clients deserve. With Kerri Strunk, another Certified Family Law Specialist, and our associates, we are able to keep our clients up-to-date on their matters, and get their cases resolved so that they spend time with their families, and not in the courts.