I love the law. It's that simple. It's all I ever wanted to do. I worked hard all my life, raised two sons as a single mom after divorcing when they were young, and watched while people I knew and loved got screwed by the system. I became a lawyer to try to help people in that system. My practice is state-wide. I moved to Pope County (Russellville) in 2008 to be close to family. In 2017 I have opened a branch office in Saline County (Benton), and I divide my time between the two offices. Criminal law is the main focus of my practice, because I consistently see people who are either completely innocent of their charges, or who are overcharged (charged with something more than what they actually did), and I want to help them. I am tired of police officers who treat the Constitution as though it's merely a suggestion, prosecutors who are willing to bring cases when even they don't really believe the defendant is guilty of the crime, and judges who turn a blind eye to justice.
I believe the criminal defense lawyer is the last bastion against a police state run by corrupt government officials, and the only way the criminal defense system works is if the defendant is represented by excellent counsel who holds the State to its burden of proof, and makes all required motions, evidentiary objections, etc.
My practice is a family practice. Before he passed away in 2014, my father was our office manager. Now my husband runs the business side of things, my son is our excellent paralegal/legal assistant, and I handle the lawyering. Because we are a family business, we treat our clients like family, too. In my leisure time, I spend time with family and friends, and I enjoy writing, playing guitar and writing music, and playing with our dogs.