I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth and was valedictorian of my class. I attended law school on nights and weekends while raising two kids with my husband and working full time during the week. After working several years for a larger firm, I decided I wanted to practice law on a slower pace to provide a more personal experience for my clients. I am committed to ensuring that everyone has access to legal advice no matter what their income level.
Further, I am a trained Mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner to provide an opportunity for disagreeing parties to resolve their issues without litigation. Divorce, custody, estates, and elder care are all prime matters for mediation. Given the emotional aspect to family and probate law matters, it helps to have someone who is knowledgeable in the law to provide a third party voice to reach a settlement that works for an individual family’s needs instead of turning to a stranger (a Judge) to make those decisions for you.
- Certifications: Limited Assistance Representation, Mediation, Collaborative Law
- Memberships: American Bar Association, Barnstable County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Plymouth District Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association, and Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.
- Program Participation: Lawyer of the Day Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Lawyer of the Day Barnstable Probate and Family Court, Lawyer of the Day Taunton Probate & Family Court, Attorneys Representing Children Bristol County, Attorneys Representing Children Plymouth County, Conciliation Program Plymouth County, Conciliation Program Barnstable County, Coordinator of the Teddy Bears for Adoption Program with Plymouth County, and South Coastal Counties Legal Services volunteer attorney for free or reduced fee legal services.