*** Please note that any result that I may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. ***
I graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1999 and am licensed to practice law in Oregon, Pennsylvania (inactive), California, and New York. Before opening my own practice in Oregon City, I spent eight years as a staff attorney at a non-profit law firm in Philadelphia which provided free legal assistance to low-income clients.
I enjoy developing a relationship with each client. This means that I handle all my cases personally. My clients talk to me, not a paralegal or assistant. It is also very important to me that my clients understand their case and the legal processes involved. From our first meeting, I encourage my clients to ask me questions.
I understand that my clients may feel stressed, and I strive to address their concerns in a prompt and respectful manner. My goal is to keep my clients up-to-date about their case and to return all calls or emails within one business day.
Licensed since 2000
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Skadden Public Interest Fellowship||Skadden Arps||2001|
|Root Tilden Kern Public Interest Scholarship||New York University School of Law||1996|
|Staff Attorney||Community Legal Services, Inc.||2001 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA||1999 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section||Chair||2013 - 2014|
|Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law Section||Executive Committee Member||2010 - 2012|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Law in Oregon||Editor's Preface||2013|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Handling a Foreclosure Case||Current Legal Landscape||2012|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Hot Topics in Housing - Mortgage Foreclosure in Philadelphia||2008|
|National Lawyer's Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference||Predatory Lending and Race||2008|
|National Legal Aid and Defender Association Conference||Issues Facing Incarcerated Parents Whose Children Ae Involved with the Child Welfare System||2004|