As a new transplant to the TriCities area, I am enjoying getting to know the area and it's people. I am also adjusting to suburbia after spending the last ten years on a forty acre farm in Stevens County where I was managing partner to a civil litigation firm with multiple offices.
With undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology I love working with people and empowering them to create solutions for themselves.
The two most important qualities in my life are my integrity and my honesty. I am a bit of a white knight and my hobbies reflect that. I have studied multiple martial arts for years, taught fencing in college and participated in tournaments with swords. I have taught self defense courses. I am probably most comfortable using tools and implements created before 1800. This might be a direct result of growing up in Western Massachusetts on a two hundred acre farm.
Probably the most interesting tidbits about me is that Tom Clancy included me as a character in one of his books. Or perhaps it's that I have worked with exotic cats off and on for years.
Currently I am focusing on family law and looking forward to contributing to the legal community here.
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|OR||Suspended - Non-Disciplinary||1994||09/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Divorce Attorney||Avvo||2015|
|10 Best Family Lawyers||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Partner||Ashby Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Slate and Jones Law Firm||2007 - 2014|
|General Counsel||Propegate, LTD.||2007 - 2014|
|General Counsel||The Milano Group||2006 - 2006|
|VP and General Counsel||The eMarket Group||1997 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Washington Chapter)||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness Board||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Washington||Member||2015 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2015 - Present|
|Benton & Franklin Counties Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Stevens County Bar Association||President||2008 - 2012|
|Habitat for Humanity||Executive Director||2006 - 2007|
|Massachusetts Bar Foundation||Member||1994 - 2012|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1994 - 2012|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of West Georgia||Psychology||Masters||1989|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|National Conference 2016||Modern Families: 3rd Party Custody||2016|
|Mini CLE||The Art of Negotiation||2010|
|Poly Living||Legal Rights for Non Traditional Relationships||2009|
|Building Bridges||Legal Issues in Non Traditional Relationships||2004|