In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a... more
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a client through one of the most difficult stages in his or her life. I personally believe the best thing I can ever hear from a client is a gracious and sincere thank you.
I have obtained several rewarding and high settlements for clients in divorces,... more
I have obtained several rewarding and high settlements for clients in divorces, personal injury, civil rights and police misconduct cases. I obtained the highest jury verdict in Spokane County ($3 million) against a Sheriff's office for misconduct against my clients. I am a well-rounded trial attorney who has litigated a wide range of cases, including taking cases through mediation, arbitrati... view profile
My wife is an artist, and is writing a memoir about her life as an activist in the... more
My wife is an artist, and is writing a memoir about her life as an activist in the Former Soviet Union. My youngest son is studying business marketing in college; my middle son attends an architectural school; and my oldest son is a professional musician. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest quality legal representation for my clients. I have written numerous articles, news ... view profile
Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody,... more
Welcome to my profile. I particularly welcome families who have emergency custody, domestic violence or restraining order issues. I can typically get appropriate orders within hours to protect you and/or the child(ren). Feel free to call after hours because I check my messages regularly. I have spent the past 18 years of my legal career (since 1995) immersing myself in the intricacies of ch... view profile
Divorce is an incredibly difficult process to go through for individuals, their... more
Divorce is an incredibly difficult process to go through for individuals, their children, their friends and their families. Trying to figure out the court system while going throught this process can overwhelm almost anyone. My goal as your attorney is to help you navigate the complexities of divorce while not losing sight of your ultimate goal, whether it be to get custody of your children, ... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.