My desire to serve others led me to start my own law firm to focus on estate planning, probate and trust administration issues. As I gained experience, I saw the very specific help that families with children with special needs require, as well as the help that our elder population requires with planning for long term care. I truly enjoy what I do, and that I can make a big difference in people’s lives through my work.
Prior to attending law school, I spent nearly a decade in the financial services industry. I am a native Oregonian, and I received my undergraduate degree in French from Portland State University. I attended law school at Boston College, where I earned my Juris Doctor. In order to fully serve my clients, I returned to school at the University of Washington School of Law, where I received my Master of Laws (LL.M.), a graduate law degree with a focus on taxation, held only by a very small percentage of lawyers nationwide.
I am a member and active participant with several professional organizations which provide on-going training and education, as well as collaboration with other experts. These include:
- Academy of Special Needs Planners
- Oregon State Bar Estate Planning Section
- Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section
I serve on the Board of Directors for of two organizations doing great things in our community. All Classical 89.9 is Portland's gift to classical music lovers here in the northwest, and around the world. Housecall Providers, is a fantastic non-profit organization dedicated to providing in home medical services for homebound patients, resulting in better outcomes for both the patients and the providers.
I live in West Linn with my husband Albert and our daughter, Natalie, who keeps us both on our toes. When not working with Natalie on her homeschool or violin lessons, we are frequently found hitting balls on the driving range at Willamette Valley Country Club. I also recently returned to the study of piano after a two decade hiatus, and am enjoying discovering my music again. In the winter, my family spends several evenings per month cheering on the Portland Winterhawks hockey club. As Natalie says, “Go Hawks Go!”