Attorney at Law

Specializing in Family Law - Mediation, Collaborative Practice and Litigation

2131 Palomar Airport Rd., Suite 244
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Tel:  (760) 477-8595
Fax: (760) 444-4786


  • Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • San Diego State University, BA in Psychology and English, with High Honors & Distinction
  • Bar Pass Date: November 1991

Practice Specialities

  • Family Law - Collaborative, Mediation and Litigation

Memberships and Honors

  • Member: Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • Member: International Association of Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Member: Bar Association of North San Diego County
  • Speaker: Second Saturday, Divorce Workshop, Mira Costa College
  • Instructor: People's Law School, North County Bar Association
  • Speaker: Kids Day at court (2002 - 2005)
  • Board Member and Secretary: Bar Assoc. of North San Diego County (2000 - 2003)
  • Family Law Section Co-Chair: North County Bar Association (1998 - 2000)
  • Board Member and Treasurer: Lawyers Club, North County Chapter (1996 - 1999)
  • Intern Law Clerk to the Hon. John S. Rhoades, U.S. District Ct., Southern District 1990

Relevant Experience

I exclusively practice family law and mediation, and have close to 20 years experience serving families in San Diego and North County. Looking at each client's situation, I strive to provide them the most effective way to get through the legal process. I have served the Court as counsel for children, and volunteer my time as a Settlement Judge on a regular basis. My skills as a mediator were initially built through my years spent as a Crisis Counselor, where I was trained and engaged in active problem solving with clients.