I'm a Tri-Citian, a trial lawyer and a elementary-school mom. My path to the law began as a high school clerk at the firm where I am now a partner. I was inspired by trial work and by people who spend their days fighting the powerful insurance companies. By the time I was in law school, I had worked for three different firms in Eastern Washington and I knew that plainitffs' work was where my heart was at.
I was honored to be selected as the 2009 "Ready to Soar" New Member of the Year by the Washignton State Association for Justice. I am "A-Rated" by Martindale Hubbell and have been chosen as a Washington "Rising Star" for the last three years. I serve on the WSAJ Board of Governors and I try cases to juries. In 2013, I was honored to work with a client and the legislature in Olympia to rewrite the law on the a landlord's obligation to protect the keys to its tenant's residence. The "Safe Keys Law" RCW 59.18.060(7) was the result of the brave client continuing her fight after the case resolved.
I have sued Fed Ex, Allstate, Mutual of Encumlaw, the City of Seattle, the City of Richland, school districts, manufacturers of products, doctors and landlords on behalf of the injured.