My mission is to guide my clients through the process of divorce with strength, dignity and compassion. I am an experienced family lawyer and trial lawyer, as well as the mother of 6 children. I can uniquely relate to my clients struggling with divorce, because I tried my own divorce case and I have extensive experience dealing with families struggling with conflict and mental health issues.
I have been rated AV Preeminent ® by Martindale-Hubbell®, a distinction given to attorneys who are ranked by their peers at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. I majored in Psychology at UC Davis and graduated from UC Berkeley’s School of Law in 1986. I grew up on a dairy ranch in Sebastopol, and have lived in Sonoma County most of my life.