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About me

I am an Attorney, Family Law Mediator and a Registered Nurse.  I was born and raised in West Michigan. I graduated from Unity Christian High School, Mercy Central School of Nursing, Grand Valley State and Thomas Cooley Law School.

I practiced as a Critical Care Nurse in local West Michigan Hospitals for many years. I began to look for ways to improve my education and chose Law as my next career. I received a scholarship to attend Thomas Cooley Law School and graduated Cum Laude from Cooley in 1998. During my attendance at law school I received the Raymond Burr Award, the Voelker Award, and an Award for Outstanding Service as an Assistant Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review.

I enjoy helping families. If you are facing divorce, disability, a family dispute, or need help with making sure your family is provided for should you become sick, I can help you to provide the best possible options for your family.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    18 years
  2. Social Security: 15%
    18 years
  3. Wills: 10%
    18 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    18 years
  5. Prenuptials: 5%
    18 years



Hourly ($190-250/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info


17190 Van Wagoner Rd
Spring Lake, MI, 49456


MIActive And In Good Standing199805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service as Assistant Editor of the Law ReviewThomas Cooley Law School1997
Voelker AwardThomas Cooley Law School1997
Raymond BurrThomas Cooley Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lawyer/MediatorLakeshore Law and Mediation Center PLC2013 - Present
Attorney/MediatorDykema Law Offices P.C.2004 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Grand Valley State UniversityBiomedical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986