I am an attorney licensed to practice in California and Federal Court. I received my BA from UCSB and Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco where I was awarded a Public Interest Law Certificate, "Best Moot Court Brief" and received a CALI "Excellence for the Future" award.
Having been a litigant and a litigator makes for a unique perspective. I understand how "crazy making" and frustrating the legal process can be, especially when there are real and significant changes going on in your life. I am sensitive to your concerns and seek to give you peace of mind with realistic advice and outstanding advocacy. I adapt easily depending on the type of case and/or client and opposing party. In other words, my goal is to personalize a strategy that you are comfortable with and will be successful! I prefer to settle most matters outside of litigation. Obviously, it is cheaper for you, less combative, and if there are children involved, a great relief to them. However, if the case calls for court, I can be a "pit-bull" advocate. I enjoy people in general, so I am as responsive to a client who requires a more holistic or empathetic connection, as I am to a no-nonsense business person who wants a realistic breakdown of their case.
When I am not wrestling with the law, I enjoy and am inspired by - my family, especially our baby girl, Zoe, yoga'ing, etsy shopping, photography, music and shows, burritos in San Francisco, my parent's dog Oscar, art and design.