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My primary practice is limited to helping people resolve disputes respectfully through the use of MEDIATION and COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE. In COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE, each party has their own attorney present during negotiations; the attorneys pledge to help resolve the dispute without litigation.

Please visit my website,, for more information to help you resolve your dispute.


My practice is limited to Mediation and Collaboration.  In mediation I act as a neutral to help parties resolve their differences.  In Collaboration, two attorneys work together, each representing a party, to help the parties resolve their differences.  Nobody goes to court in either mediation or Collaboration.  For more about me and these processes, please visit my website,


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 70%
    23 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    6 years



Hourly ($360-500/hour)

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Contact info

Po Box 20474
San Jose, CA, 95160


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eureka Award for Collaborative Practice in California.Collaborative Practice California2006
Super LawyerN/A2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaFounder, Board member2004 - 2008
Association of Collaborative Law AttorneysPresident2002 - Present
Collaborative Practice Silicon ValleyMany1996 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMany on board1991 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
California State University, San Jose State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Tax AttorneysCollaborative Practice for Tax Attorneys2015
IACP ForumResolving Estate Disputes2015
Collaborative Interdisciplinary Trusts & Estates Team TrainingEstate Dispute Team Training2015
C P California Celeberation 9Estate Dispute Resolution2014
IACP ForumEstate Dispute Resolution2013
2 day special training eventCollaborative Practice for Trust & Estate Professionals2012
Special Lunch ProgramCollaborative Practice and Estate Conflicts2011
Private Class for Collaborative ProfessionalsBuilding a Thriving Practice in any Climate2011
Business Builders, CaliforniaBuilding a Collaborative Practice2011
Collab Financial Planners and Mental HealthFam Law 101 for Financial and Mental Health pros2009
California Divorce Planners Network SeminarWorking Effectively with Family Law Lawyers2008
Collaborative Practice TrainingBasic Collaborative Practice2006
Advanced Collaborative Practice TrainingAdvanced Collaborative Practice2005
Idaho Bar ConventionCollaborative Practice2004
California Bar ConventionMany2000
Team TrainingCollaborative Interdisciplinary Trusts and Estates Team TrainingN/A