I graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in
1990. In 1994 I received a Doctorate of Law (JD) degree from the
University of Minnesota. Following that, I spent the next two years as a
judicial clerk for the distinguished Honorable Lois J. Lang, Judge of
District Court, with a workload that primarily involved the drafting of
divorce decrees, orders, and legal memoranda on a host of issues
pertaining to divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, spousal
maintenance, distribution of marital and non-marital property,
valuation of property, domestic abuse and harassment, and the like. It
was through this position that I attained a ready wealth of knowledge in
the field of family law.
I opened my practice in 1996, and I practice family law exclusively, with particular focus on divorce and child custody matters, including post-decree modification of custody. I have successfully handled hundreds of cases of divorce (both contested and uncontested), child custody, visitation (a/k/a parenting time), out-of-state moves, domestic abuse, harassment, child support, spousal maintenance, and other miscellaneous family law matters, both in and out of court. Clients have often expressed their appreciation of my promptness in communication, honesty and candor, and exceptional ability.
Characteristic of my practice is a high level of individual client attention and communication, and the highest standard of professionalism and competence.
With a practice that is concentrated solely on family law, my clients
have the advantage of a subject familiarity that many lawyers who
practice in more than one field of law are never able to attain.
I do not charge for an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes (telephone only).
I am a respected member of the Family Law sections of both the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association, and am admitted to all courts in the State of Minnesota, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.