I started the firm in 1990 as a sole practitioner in Monterey County. By the year 1992, I had two partners and our practice became more diverse. My portion of the practice focuses on family law. In addition, I still handle select personal injury cases and civil cases.Example cases
Lengthy trial in 2005 on the issues of asset tracing and the ownership of assets acquired with significant personal injury proceeds in a marital dissolution proceeding.
One month long jury trial in Monterey County in 2004 where the jury awarded approximately two times what I asked for and gave the opposing side nothing.
5 Harris Ct., Bldg. N
Monterey CA 93940
Our initial consultation is $150.
We work on an hourly rate.
Attorney: $300 per hour.
Paralegals: $100 per hour.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spanish and French
In Family Law, you have the most opportunities to make the biggest difference in people's lives for the better.
Client education is very important. As part of the initial intake and interview at our firm, we routinely hand out to new and prospective clients a divorce and/or child custody folder(s) containing a wealth of information to educate the client on these issues and to help save attorney fees. The information provided teaches clients about a system that is often alien to them.
We will review documents prepared by clients; however, we will not sign off on documents prepared solely by clients.
We routinely consult individually on an hourly basis with parties who are going through mediation, and occasionally those parties who choose to represent themselves.
Prior to November of 1990, I worked for M. Michael Meheen as an associate attorney. Before passing the bar, I was a law clerk for the Century City law firm of Rogal & Coggan.
I am continually working on continuing education areas in family law and trial work. I am a better family law attorney because of my trial work in the civil area. My undergraduate experience taught me to welcome diversity in ideas and people.
I have the ability to listen to the needs of our clients and present those needs in the context of their case in a court of law.
I emphasize integrity and client satisfaction in my work.
I am a Pacific Grove resident. I have been married for 18 years and have 3 children. Passions outside the law include motorcycles, surfing (was Monterey County #1 men's division), skiing and cycling.
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