A native Western Washingtonian, I love working in a small town near the water and mountains. When I'm not hiking or biking, I thrive on helping clients in tough situations.
Family law is often emotional and draining. I am dedicated to advocating for my clients with creative problem solving and compassion. I can litigate a divorce, but also recognize when litigation will not benefit my client (or his/her pocketbook).
I have a diverse background in public defense, non-profit public interest work, and litigation. This has allowed me to maintain a general practice where I practice a wide-range of law including family law, civil litigation, probate, and simple estate planning.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member of the Year||Washington Women Lawyers, Whatcom County Chapter||2016|
|Member of the Year||Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane Chapter||2011|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Roger L. Ellingson||2016 - 2017|
|Contract Attorney||Katona & Mir, LLP||2014 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Baker, Sanders, Barshay, Grossman, Fass, Muhlstock & Neuwirth, LLC||2014 - 2014|
|Freelance Attorney||Contract Attorney||2012 - 2014|
|Staff Attorney||Center For Justice||2010 - 2012|
|Public Defense Attorney||Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, PS||2009 - 2010|
|Contract Attorney||Padula & Associates, LLC||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Whatcom County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|LAW Advocates||Member of Direct Representation Committee||2016 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers, Whatcom County Chapter||President||2016 - 2017|
|Washington Women Lawyers, Whatcom County Chapter||Vice President||2015 - 2016|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Washington State Access to Justice Conference||Community Advocacy: A New Model for Resolving Legal Problems for the Poor||2012|
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