I've been a lawyer for 39 years. Throughout my career, I have learned to be creative, as each case is unique. I strive to communicate clearly and candidly with my clients to develop a prompt and pragmatic plan, leading to the resolution of the case.
I try to get to know you and your goals. I'm a problem solver. Divorce, especially with children, is emotionally difficult. Good decisions are vitally important in guiding and nurturing your children.
I want to help you get control over your life, which helps to make stress more manageable. I look for defining moments during what seems like hopeless times to help you find and develop opportunities for your life. In helping people out of dark places, my measure of success is hearing that my clients and their children are thriving two years after the divorce is final.
I encourage divorcing couples to try to work things out. It is important to listen to each other and communicate with dignity and respect. This can be challenging when the other side is confrontational and lacking in integrity. If necessary, I will be tenacious, while being vigilant for ways to move forward, in a constructive way.
My leading cause is the Red Cross, where I donate platelets. bike rides to help raise funds to battle diabetes and cancer. I've found sharing with others helps puts everything else in perspective.
I work with individuals and businesses on a wide array of issues, from the relatively routine, to the unusual. Litigation is a part of business, but it needs to be kept in perspective so you can do what you do best.
2575 McCabe Way, Suite 260
Irvine CA 92614
I know going through a divorce is a dark time in people's lives. By communicating with dignity and respect, as well as establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries, parties can focus on important common issues. My firm motto is âbuilding bridges from problems to solutions.â
-1981, California, 1982, U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California
-Southwestern University School of Law, Class of 1981, J.D.
-University of New Mexico, Class of 1978, B.B.A.
-Albuquerque, New Mexico
-Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California.
I've been a California attorney for almost 39 years. My practice consists of family law and civil litigation. The common approach is that I evaluate the facts and the law taking pragmatic and innovative approaches in an attempt to reach an early resolution. If there is stonewalling, I litigate. I strive to efficiently manage complicated cases.
Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,
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