To me, no other area of law offers the challenges and rewards that come with a domestic law practice. Issues of divorce, custody, adoption and equitable distribution are some of the most important issues people will face in their lives. I enjoy family law because it allows me to connect with my clients and help them during a very difficult time. From the initial consultation through the completion of the case I am guided by two main goals: (1) to advocate for my client and (2) to inform, educate and prepare my client. While attorneys in all areas of practice have an obligation to zealously advocate for their clients, family law provides a unique opportunity to help people by educating them about the law so they can make informed decisions. While I truly enjoy the time I spend in the courtroom, the most rewarding part of my job is helping my clients understand their options in order to resolve their case and help them move on with their lives.
I graduated summa cum laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002 with a B.S. in Mass Communications. I attended law school at Hofstra University School of Law on Long Island, New York, where I was involved in moot court and was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. I graduated from Hofstra, cum laude, in 2006.
Certified Legal Specialties
Family Law Specialist, North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization
Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York - 2006
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Moot Court
Law Journal: Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota
B.S. summa cum laude - 2002
Major: Mass Communications