I have been licensed as an attorney in Colorado since 2003 and my practice has been diverse and varied. My interest in family law developed from a desire to provide meaningful counsel and support for individuals and families in transition following my own experience with divorce and co-parenting. I enjoy working closely with clients navigating the divorce process, and believe that with the right guidance and support it can be an opportunity for significant personal growth and transformation. I strive to establish realistic expectations from the outset, and encourage clients to be accountable for their part in the conflict. This may ultimately allow them to feel more empowered despite the deeply-personal challenges inherent in family law matters. I am mindful not just of my clients' immediate goals but how specific decisions may impact them and the family at large long-term. I appreciate being able to make a difference in people's lives and to do work that aligns so closely with my personal values.
Currently, I represent clients in divorce, legal separation and allocation of parental responsibility cases as well as modifications of maintenance, parenting time and child support and other post-decree matters, and I mediate all family law matters. I also have experience advising same-sex clients in litigation and mediating same-sex divorces, and am knowledgeable about the unique issues that may arise when a same-sex partnership is dissolved.
I graduated from Colby College in Maine with a BA in anthropology, and received my JD from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. I began my legal career in natural resources law as an assistant attorney general with the Colorado Attorney General's office, where I represented state agencies for eight years. I have completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's trial course and the 40-hr mediation training with Colorado State University. When I'm not practicing law I enjoy exploring the West with my daughter by bike, raft and ski.