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*** Please note that any result that I may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. ***


I graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1999 and am licensed to practice law in Oregon, Pennsylvania (inactive), California, and New York. Before opening my own practice in Oregon City, I spent eight years as a staff attorney at a non-profit law firm in Philadelphia which provided free legal assistance to low-income clients.


I enjoy developing a relationship with each client. This means that I handle all my cases personally. My clients talk to me, not a paralegal or assistant. It is also very important to me that my clients understand their case and the legal processes involved. From our first meeting, I encourage my clients to ask me questions.

I understand that my clients may feel stressed, and I strive to address their concerns in a prompt and respectful manner. My goal is to keep my clients up-to-date about their case and to return all calls or emails within one business day.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 65%
    7 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 15%
    7 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    11 years
  4. Chapter 13: 10%
    11 years

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Skadden Public Interest FellowshipSkadden Arps2001
Root Tilden Kern Public Interest ScholarshipNew York University School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyCommunity Legal Services, Inc.2001 - 2009
Law ClerkU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law SectionChair2013 - 2014
Oregon State Bar, Consumer Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re T.F.Termination of parental rights reversed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Law in OregonEditor's Preface2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling a Foreclosure CaseCurrent Legal Landscape2012
ForeclosuresBorrower's Perspective2012
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteHot Topics in Housing - Mortgage Foreclosure in Philadelphia2008
National Lawyer's Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional ConferencePredatory Lending and Race2008
National Legal Aid and Defender Association ConferenceIssues Facing Incarcerated Parents Whose Children Ae Involved with the Child Welfare System2004