My father was a well known psychiatrist, my mother was a social worker and my brother was a pediatrician so I resolved when I went to law school to enter a field where I could help people going through hard times. Family law allows me to do that. Once I gained some experience I was also given the opportunity to handle a number of appeals and I developed a niche in that area. Many matrimonial lawyers are nervous about handling appeals so they bring me in to do those, as well as to consult with them before trial to maximize the client's chances on appeal.
I was lucky enough to get a fabulous legal education at Emory University in Atlanta, a top ranked law school. I then got to work for, and with, some of the top matrimonial lawyers in the field before establishing my own practice. I have argued three matters before the Supreme Court of Illinois, including two constitutional cases. I have also filed a number of amicus briefs with that Court.
When you hire me I do all the legal work. You don't get billed for multiple lawyers. And I believe I work as hard or harder than anyone else in the field. My hourly rates are very reasonable considering my 34 years of experience in family law. And I tell clients the truth, rather than what they want to hear. Not all family law practitioners will do that.