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I understand the unique legal considerations of the mental health profession. I have had many years of experience providing legal counsel and guidance to a wide range of mental health professionals including psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and medical doctors.


As an attorney in the US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, I have had over 10 years experience conducting legal training and providing legal services to Navy Family Advocacy Program mental health and medical professionals in California and Washington State. I have also served as legal counsel on Navy Domestic Violence Case Review Committees for over 7 years.


In addition to my service with the US Navy Family Advocacy Program, I have served as a criminal defense attorney, as a federal prosecutor, and as in-house counsel. I have also had the opportunity to represent both the government and individuals in over one hundred administrative hearings.


I graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, I attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague, Netherlands, I received a BA degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and I am currently pursuing a MA degree in counseling psychology.


I continue to serve as an attorney in the US Navy Reserve where I provide legal counsel to mental health professionals employed by the United States.


I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Seattle Counselors Association, the National Lawyers Guild, the Julian Jaynes Society, and the Seattle Swedish Cultural Center.


Languages spoken: Swedish

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 80%
    12 years
  2. Business: 10%
    8 years
  3. Military Law: 5%
    14 years
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    14 years

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Ström & Ström Consulting

2026 NW Market Street
Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98107-4080

2026 Nw Market St Ste 200
Seattle, WA, 98107



MIActive And In Good Standing200111/03/2015
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Officer of the YearRegion Legal Service Office Northwest2008
Officer of the YearNaval Legal Service Office Southwest2005
Naval Justice School Honor GraduateAmerican Bar Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyUS Navy JAG2002 - 2009
Legal InternFreedom House Immigrant Justice Project1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seattle Counselors AssociationMembership Chair2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Military Law CommitteeVice-Chair2003 - 2006
National Registry of Emergency Medical TechniciansMember2003 - 2006
Michigan State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
National Lawyer's GuildMemberN/A
Seattle Swedish Cultural CenterMemberN/A
Julian Jaynes SocietyContributorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Julian Jaynes SocietyPrivate Speech: Cognitive Development, The Bicameral Mind, and Therapeutic Implications2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval War CollegeNational Security StudiesCommand And Staff Diploma2006
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Hague Academy of International LawPrivate International LawCertification2000
University of Michigan, Ann ArborLinguisticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Argosy UniversityCounseling PsychologyMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How to Limit Your Legal Risk as a Mental Health ProfessionalMental Health Counselors Law and Ethics2010
Family Advocacy Program Annual TrainingLegal Implications of Domestic Violence2008
San Diego County Bar Association Military Law SymposiumObtaining Military Records for Civil Litigation2006
United States Navy Southwest Region Legal ConferenceState Sexual Offender Registries: Military Law Issues2002