I’m not one of those people who always wanted to be an attorney. I’m not gonna tell you that I’m good at arguing or even like it. In fact, I have often said that I’m the most non confrontational person I know. But during my senior year in college when faced with the choice of getting a real job in the real world and becoming a real adult or going to law school… I chose law school. I am a designated mediator for the Circuit Court for Washington County, Maryland and the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland.
After law school I lived in New York City for ten years and practiced litigation at a Midtown law firm. I played the part and played it well. As a result, I saw firsthand the toll that litigation takes and learned that sometimes after a long trial no one really wins.
After taking a break to stay at home with my kids, I had no desire to return to the contentious world of litigation. Instead I was driven to pursue a more harmonious approach to conflict resolution. So, I took training to resolve family disputes through facilitative and transformative mediation and I now specialize in early stage mediation (prior to the filing of divorce). I understand the benefits (and necessity) of cooperative parenting after a divorce and as your mediator I am committed to giving you a “family focused” approach to your divorce that preserves your family relationships and prevents the depletion of your hard earned marital assets that often results from litigating. It is my goal to change the “traditional” way family disputes are resolved in the legal field, one family at a time.
I am admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Maryland. I am a designated mediator for the Circuit Court of Washington County, Maryland and the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland. I live in Washington County, Maryland with my husband and our two boys.