I began my legal career in 1986 as a Civil Trial Lawyer, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. My practice included all phases of litigation: insurance coverage, personal injury, product liability, complex tort, civil rights, employment, professional negligence and construction law.
My trial experience taught me the importance of certainty and closure, both of which can be achieved in mediation, but not always through the unpredictability of trial.
August 2018 presentation on Mediation for the Young Lawyers Training.
I've been married for 20 years
to the most wonderful guy in the world.
I have 2 amazing stepdaughters, both nurses.
Being part of a diverse and blended family
has been my greatest blessing.
My three grand girlies are the light of my life.