Committed to Integrity and Your Well-Being in Mediation and Representation
I came to family law from a different starting point than most, having earned my JD at NYU School of Law and worked for five years as an associate at WilmerHale, one of the elite law firms in the world. While I practiced white collar defense there at the highest level on behalf of Wall Street institutions and some of world's largest corporations, over the years people began seeking out my counsel in their family law matters, due in no small part to my having gone through a contested and fraught California divorce at a young age.
In that process, I found that I truly loved providing guidance to others experiencing divorce and other family law challenges, both as a mediator and attorney. I’ve been extraordinarily blessed to work alongside some of the leading family law attorneys in LA, working on straightforward dissolutions, high-conflict litigations involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and all types of proceedings in between. I've also devoted many hours of pro bono service to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, where I have counseled and advocated for dozens of clients inside and outside of the courtroom.
When not at work on behalf of clients, I can be found playing bass guitar most Sundays at Bread Church in Los Feliz (in non-COVID times at least), biking, perusing The Last Bookstore in my beloved DTLA neighborhood, rewatching old MST3K episodes, aprendiendo español, dreaming about what concerts I'll see when we can see concerts again, and, this being LA, of course writing the next great American screenplay...
Presidential Scholar, New York University School of Law
Graduate, Mosten Mediation Training 40-hour Family & Divorce Mediation Training
Member, Pro Bono Attorney Panel at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Fellow, Family Law Intensive Program (FLIP) at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Attendee, CFLR California Family Law 3-day intensive training, taught by Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
Attendee, Sorrell Family Law Trial Institute
Attendee, Southern California American Association of Matrimonial Attorneys Trial Basics Seminar
Attendee, CFLR California 3-day Child Custody Seminar
Annenberg Fellow, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
George A. Katz Award for Excellence in Securities Regulation, New York University School of Law
Articles Editor, NYU Journal of Law & Business
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