Two things still make me happy that I'm a lawyer: connection with clients and the challenge of telling their stories as clearly and persuasively as possible. A former newspaper reporter, I believe in the power of a few, well-chosen words. I also believe in listening closely to each client's needs, and responding with solutions that fit that client’s individual needs instead of providing cookie- cutter legal responses. I strive to provide excellent, responsive service and to maintain a high level of integrity with my clients and among my colleagues.

In 2010, and after serving in two large regional law firms for more than 20 years, I started my own practice. Now I have the opportunity to choose the clients for whom I can advocate most effectively and focus on cases that best suit my experience and skill set. When I'm not working, I enjoy writing, both fiction and non-fiction, running, biking, hiking and swimming. I enjoy art and music of all kinds, cooking, conversations and travel. The older I get, the more I impressed I am by genuine humility and an open heart. I’m helped in my efforts to stay humble when I hang around young people like my twin children, daughter and son, who regularly strive to keep me honest and current, and who always keep me laughing.


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