I was a newspaper reporter before attending law school, and in my practice I still like to write and meet a wide variety of people the way I did when I reported.
My motto for my family law cases is, "Putting the Children Before the Conflict." By this I mean that I work to get people divorced with minimal damage to children. Therefore I best serve divorcing clients who are not petty or hateful, but who want to get through this inevitably painful process as reasonably as possible.
Sometimes aggressiveness is appropriate in family proceedings, and then I will be aggressive. But far more often I've gotten the best result for clients in family cases by trying to be a peacemaker instead of attempting to demean or hurt the opposing party. This is crucial when children are involved -- children want, and need, to love both of their parents. A good family law attorney always keeps that in mind. My own experience as a father who went through a divorce always informs this attitude.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trustee's Scholarship||Seattle University School of Law||N/A|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|