We help you start fresh, whether it’s through personal bankruptcy, divorce, or child custody.
I’ve been helping others find a fresh start through bankruptcy and divorce for almost 20 years.
When I was in law school I just happened to be working for a bankruptcy attorney. One of my first cases was a couple whose daughter suffered from a brain tumor, and after a multitude of surgeries and treatments, the family was left with bills in excess of $200,000 after insurance. They had no choice but to file bankruptcy and get some reprieve from the overwhelming amount of bills necessary to save their daughter.
Soon after, I met a young mother who had an inordinate amount of debt. She got pregnant by the love of her life, and the young man convinced her to buy a car along of a myriad of other items of value in her name. When the baby came, the young man took off with the car, leaving this penniless young mother alone with a baby and a ton of debt. This woman’s only option to get back on her feet was through a bankruptcy.
Case by case, I started to see how bankruptcy provided opportunities for people in unfortunate circumstances to realize a fresh start and decided to dedicate myself to this practice of law. Every day I take pride in helping my clients work towards a brighter future whether it’s through bankruptcy or divorce.
I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 20 years with my husband of 27 years, Harry. Before moving here, I served in the military for 5 years. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon, where my father had a small business. I had three brothers and all of us served in the military.
Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1997||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Best Law Firm of 2017 Silver Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2017|
|Best Law Firm of 2016 Gold Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2016|
|Best Bankruptcy Law Firm of Virginia Beach, Silver Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2015|
|Best Law Firm in Virginia Beach, Silver Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2015|
|Top 3 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Virginia Beach||Three Best Rated||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers Nominee||The National Advocates||2015|
|ABA Military Pro Bono Service Award||American Bar Association||2012|
|Graduate with Distinction||Georgetown University Law Center||1998|
|Who's Who Executive, Professionals||Cambridge University||1998|
|Magna Cum Laude||Regent University School of Law||1997|
|Who's Who Law Student||Who's Who In American Law||1996|
|Managing Attorney||Hampton Roads Legal Services||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Berg Legal Clinic||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Church Leadership Council||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Lay Leader||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches||Conference Delegate for VBUMC||2015 - Present|
|Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Founding Member||2013 - Present|
|Stand Up for Kids, Hampton Roads Chapter||Leadership Team||2012 - Present|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Staff Pastor Relations Committee||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Book||You Don't Have to Have An Attorney To File Bankruptcy But Read This Before You Try||2013|
|Newsletter||Hampton Roads Legal Services Monthly Newsletter||2013|
|Book||10 Myths About Debt Collection Actions & Bankruptcy||2012|
|Georgetown University Law Center||LL.M - Master of Laws||1998|
|Regent University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Oregon State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Regent University Bankruptcy Class||Basic Bankruptcy||2014|
|Single Mom of 3 Had $47,000 Discharged||$47,000 Discharged|
|Our Client Couldn't Afford $1,000/Month for Student Loan debt on a Teacher's Salary||Student loan monthly payment was reduced by $700|
|Young married couple has $157,000 in debt discharged.||$157,000 discharged|
|Foreclosure Stopped||Foreclosure stopped.|
|Chapter 7 Bankruptcy||Debts discharged|
|Chapter 13 Bankuptcy||Debt Discharged|
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