I have been a family lawyer for over 25 years allowing me to see the toll that divorce, custody disputes, and overall conflict can take on families. I have experience in every aspect of the family law system, and an ability to understand and account for the needs of different parties in complex family dynamics.My Resume
I have been a litigator, trial skills instructor, and adjunct professor, all in the area of family law. I am also the associate director at The Center for Mediation & Training offering collaboration with experts in the field.
One of the things I have come to realize is how vulnerable children are when experiencing family stress and conflict. I represented child after child and decided that I wanted to help in a different, and hopefully less antagonistic, way.
Research shows that it is not divorce that harms children; it is the stress and conflict. Mediation can create an atmosphere that enables families to create their own solutions and to remain focused and in control of their situations. I am skilled in helping families approach crises respectfully which I believe helps relationships regardless of the outcome.
I am approachable, a quick and creative thinker, and fully committed to helping families.
New York 2003, Connecticut 2004, New Jersey 2004
BA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990
JD Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993
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