Q: How did you get into family law?
A: Families and the structure of families are important to our society and well being. I wanted to be able to help people and their families while going through turbulent times and to advocate for those who sometimes feel that they cannot speak up for themselves. The best part of working in family law is helping a client achieve their goal and working with them to better their future.
Q.What kinds of things do you like to do when you’re not working?
A: My favorite thing to do outside of work is to travel and spend time with my Great Dane and Pitbull. I am originally from the East Coast so I enjoy traveling their as well as other countries. The next country on my bucket list is Greece!
Q: You grew up in Pennsylvania. How did you end up in Arizona?
A: As a child I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, after high school I moved to Massachusetts for my undergraduate degree at Gordon College. I majored in Political Science and French and spent a little over half a year living in the South of France doing study abroad. In college I was part of the Student Government and swam varsity by Freshman year. I have one sister who is currently in medical school and living in Maryland. My childhood was filled with extra curricular activities, a love of reading, and a deep appreciation for family.
After the end of undergraduate school I made the decision to move to Arizona. Although my immediate family is all on the East Coast, I felt that I needed to have new experiences and open myself up to new adventures. Following this decision I worked to put myself through law school and while it was extremely rewarding it was also incredibly difficult. Getting through this was made easier by my ability and desire to maintain an open mind and to accomplish my goals.
Although it may have been emotionally, and socially trying, I opened myself up to meeting new people, having new experiences and working the hardest that I could.
Q: Everyone has a ‘superpower.’ What’s yours?
A: I love helping people come to a meeting of the minds and being able to always be candid with clients. My favorite type of cases are the ones that many see as turbulent because I like the challenge, and often the ability to mediate and come to agreements with opposing party or counsel. I also enjoy litigating especially for clients who for whatever reason have not been able to speak up on their own.