I want to be a part of changing lives for the better and my life has lead me in that direction.
Graduated from University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2003. During this time, I worked as Team Leader for a Residential Treatment Center treating minors with co-occurring disorders and it was there that I observed best interest attorneys, who focused deeply on an individual basis of how to support their clients with empathy, compassion, and a focus on how they would thrive long-term.
It was then that I knew this is who I wanted to be, in my work everyday.
I went on to receive my Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, May of 2007. During my time at law school, I focused on Criminal and Family Law. After graduation, I moved to Arizona to work at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a Law Intern. Passing the Arizona State Bar exam that was conducted the Summer of 2007 was a great accomplishment. Shortly thereafter, I became a Deputy County Attorney in January of 2008 for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. As Criminal Prosecutor for the majority of my career, I have fine tuned advocacy. As a trial Attorney, I have prosecuted both jury and bench trials. Additionally, I have presented cases before the Grand Jury. As a prosecutor I primarily practiced in Juvenile Delinquency matters. The last decade specifically was spent working with Juveniles with Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors and sexual boundary concerns.
After twelve years as prosecutor, the time became right to transition into private practice. Why? I realized, however, that I was missing something. I was missing the ability to go back to what sparked my interest in doing this work everyday by being able to work with clients directly, having a direct impact, and being able to help them thrive long-term. Today, as founder and owner of my firm, I work with clients like you in a people-centric way, focused on how to help you in the space where you need it most. My focus is advocating for my clients in Domestic Relations topics and Juvenile Law with personalized compassion.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Victim Right’s Prosecutor of the Year (Juvenile Division)||National Crime Victim’s Rights||2014|
|Victim Right’s Prosecutor of the Year (Juvenile Division)||National Crime Victim’s Rights||2013|
|Victim Right’s Prosecutor of the Year (Juvenile Division)||National Crime Victim’s Rights||2012|
|Victim Right’s Prosecutor of the Year (Juvenile Division)||National Crime Victim’s Rights||2011|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Maricopa County Attorney's Ofc||2007 - 2020|
|Research Assistant||Children and Family Coalition of Nebraska||2006 - 2007|
|Youth Care Worker, Team Leader||Uta Halee Girls Village||2001 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona, Juvenile Law Section||Member||2020 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Fee Arbitrator||2018 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Bar Leadership Institute Participant||2016 - 2017|
|National Black Prosecutors Association||Member||2008 - 2019|
|U of Nebraska||N/A||N/A|
|University of Nebraska College of Law||N/A||N/A|
|Riverview High School||Juveniles Prosecuted in Adult System||2020|
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