We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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You can see by the website how the "rating" is calculated. However, potential clients should not consider my rating as a determining factor in whether or not you desire to use my services. Each case is different, and a personal consultation is the best way for both of us to determine if we are a good "fit" for your case. Client reviews, while appreciated, are not a determining factor that you will have the same or likely result in your case, as all cases are different and based upon different factors.
I have been practicing law (family and criminal) since 1993, and have focused my practice solely on family law issues since 2004. I feel very privileged to meet and work with my clients. I hope my clients view my work and involvement in their cases as a positive experience, despite the typically difficult legal situation that has resulted in our professional relationship. I feel very fortunate to have friendly and diligent staff, and they are certainly one of my best assets. I hope you have the opportunity to meet and get to know them.
On a personal note, I am married with two children. I love the outdoors (fishing and golf, primarily), and I'm dedicated to giving back to the community. I continue to donate my professional time to Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid. I am involved in Epsilon Sigma Alpha - a philanthropic sorority - where our fundraising efforts help to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seals, and other local organizations. In addition, as a past board member for the Salvation Army, I believe in the Salvation Army's mission in providing meals, clothing, and other assistance to those less fortunate.
I hope you consider allowing me to help you navigate the laws involved in your family law case.