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 represent my clients with compassion and the skills I've learned from experience.... more
I represent my clients with compassion and the skills I've learned from experience. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington and my Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. My professional career includes service as a United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, and then many successful years in business, particularly with start-up businesses f... view profile
There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an... more
There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible. By allowing the client to tell his or her story, we can identify the issues unique to the case and determine the best course of action to get the client the results needed.
Education University of Washington, B.A. - Society Justice, 1999 Seattle University... more
Education University of Washington, B.A. - Society Justice, 1999 Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2006 Area of Practice Family Law Admitted to Practice Washington State Courts Professional Memberships Washington State Bar Association, Member Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Member King County Bar Association, Member American Bar A... view profile
I am very priviledged to continue to provide family law legal services throughout... more
I am very priviledged to continue to provide family law legal services throughout Pierce and Kitsap Counties. I welcome new cases in traditional litigation, uncontested matters, and collaborative law. I am happy to work with clients who are local or who live in other jurisdictions/states. I have been practicing family exclusively since 2010 and have been practicing law in general since 2... view profile
I understand that in family law, clients need my immediate attention, time, answers,... more
I understand that in family law, clients need my immediate attention, time, answers, and ultimately, relief from their situation. I know how to posture my cases for resolution, both inside and outside of the courtroom. I find that my willingness to go to court is often what can drive the settlement process with the other side. Whether we settle the case with the assistance of local mediators an... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.