Divorce • Custody • Property Division

Effective & Thorough Representation

My Philosophy

Divorce affects parents and children, so lawyering with an understanding touch will help minimize the pain. Let me listen to you and help you through this most difficult time via litigation, mediation or collaborative law.

Trusted and Accomplished Attorney

I pride myself on my honesty and ethics.  Other attorneys in the community respect me. I received my license in 1997, following graduation from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Personal Interest in My Clients

I care about my clients and work hard to see their goals fulfilled. As a mother with two successful grown sons, I understand what kids need at various ages, and what mothers and fathers need to help their kids do their best, despite the breakup.

Knowledge of How Children of Divorce Feel

My extensive experience with children of divorce will help me help you in working with them to ease their fears and concerns.  In fact, as a young teen, I was a child of divorce.  I know how kids feel.


My practice is located in Manhattan Beach, California. My office is also conveniently located to surrounding South Bay cities, including Hermosa, Redondo Beach, Torrance, the Palos Verdes peninsula and the Westside.

Families First: An Advocate of Family Law

People have walked into my office thinking they would never see their children again. Or that divorce would ruin their financial lives. Or that separating from their abusive spouses was not the end of their problems.

Family matters can be wonderful or life-shattering. Call me to help you protect all legal rights California law can afford you.

This is my commitment–to spend time with you, to listen to your situation, and then clearly and honestly advise your of your rights and obligations and provide you with appropriate legal options.  We will rigorously litigate when necessary. But we can also use more amicable, less expensive options: settlement, mediation and collaborative law.

Firm Focus and History

We handle legal matters in the following practice areas: divorce, paternity, custody, domestic violence, property division. I have had my own solo practice since 2002.

Fighting for what is right!

While the ins and outs of California Law can be complex, talking to us is simple – we are accessible and caring, and your first consultation complimentary.

Previous Employment Summary

Before I became an attorney, I worked as a journalist for Automotive News in Detroit and Washington, and McGraw-Hill in Washington, D.C. I also worked for several newspapers as I followed my husband’s career move west.

Activities and Awards

  • On International Law Review, edited International Trademark Association award-winning article on Chinese trademark law
  • Board of Directors and newsletter editor for Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • Co-chairwoman of the Children’s Committee South of the Family Law Executive Committee of the California State Bar
  • Extensive volunteer work for the South Bay Bar Association
  • Member of Los Angeles County Bar Association

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