I love helping people achieve their goals in the areas of trusts and estates, family law, and juvenile dependency. I recognize that the issue that is bringing someone to talk with me may be one of the most stressful and difficult things they may have experienced: custody of their children, divorce from a spouse, or planning for their incapacity or death. But I also find that being a guide for my clients in navigating this system is very rewarding.
Law was a second career after many years in academia, and I have taught at various levels in education, including elementary, middle school, college, and law school. I still love education and enjoy helping my clients understand the complicated legal landscape when collaborating about the best way to address their current challenges.
In addition to my undergraduate degree in education, I also have undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy. My background in philosophy is regularly helpful as I undertake legal research to stay abreast of changes in the law in service of my clients' goals. In addition to the research skills, I believe that philosophy helps me, and by extension, my clients, see the broader picture when formulating goals for representation and the best way to achieve them.
I came to Oregon from Atlanta, Georgia in 2015 and immediately fell in love with this place. I first became involved with the Oregon legal community through the Oregon New Lawyer's Division (ONLD) and have continued to volunteer with them since then, becoming Chair in 2022. In addition to my work and involvement with the ONLD, I enjoy travelling throughout the Pacific Northwest, knitting, and spending time with my young family.
I became Hillsboro Law Group PC's newest shareholder in 2022.