What I do:
I focus exclusively on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, modification, enforcement, and pre- and post-marital agreements. I am also regularly court-appointed to advocate for the best interest of children.
I understand that I am meeting my new clients during what is often the worst time of their lives. Heartbreak, betrayal, tears, anger, profound sadness, fear, worry, confusion, feeling out of control... I see all of this and treat my clients well, with caring and warmth, while still remaining their vigilant, no-nonsense advocate. I know that clients want an expeditious, cost-effective resolution to their case, and I do my best to deliver. I am also shrewd and realistic and tell my clients what they need to hear, even if it isn't always what they want to hear.
How my practice differs:
There are a lot of good attorneys to choose from, but some of the things that set me apart are accessibility, flexibility, and diligence.
My team and I are responsive and committed to making you feel heard and to addressing your concerns as quickly as possible.
I have a flexible litigation style. We can adopt a very cooperative approach when you want to expend as little financial and emotional capital as possible, or we can adopt a much more aggressive approach depending on the facts of your case. No two cases are identical, so it's important to have an attorney who doesn't have a one-size-fits-all approach to their cases. Not every case requires a bulldog, but some cases do call for a heavy hand instead of a soft touch.
I am diligent. I am detail-oriented without losing sight of the big picture and am well-prepared. Your pleadings will be well-reasoned and precise. When I communicate or file documents on your behalf, those items will be well-written. When I appear in court on your behalf, my conduct will be professional and my arguments sound and as effective as possible.
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a double major in English (concentrating in linguistics) and psychology. I then graduated in the top 25% of my class from South Texas College of Law. While at South Texas, I interned at the South Texas College of Law Legal Clinic where I provided family law services to low-income clients and was awarded the Pro Bono Honors Designation for dedicating extra time to the Legal Clinic. I also received the American Jurisprudence Award for earning the highest grade in my Research and Writing class. In addition to practicing law, I have spent many years as an adjunct instructor, teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages at Lone Star College – North Harris.
I have lived in Spring, Texas since 1984. I was a classical singer in college and still enjoy singing.
Get in touch with me:
Call or e-mail my legal assistant, Janet, at email@example.com to set up a consultation. At the consultation, I will ask you questions, invite you to explain your situation and concerns, and will give you an honest, common-sense assessment of your case.