I am empathetic, understanding, compassionate, and objective. These qualities help me maintain strong professional relationships. I help clients navigate a world which often feels overwhelming. It is important clients trust me, and the best way to secure that trust is through honesty.
After years teaching in schools, I wanted to expand my support of education. Practicing law allows me the privilege of representing our educational community. Serving my clients requires insightful knowledge of the law, but it also necessitates an understanding of the everyday issues my clients face. As a former teacher, I bring value to my […]
The language of the law is often obscure, and my goal is to be a translator for my clients. As someone who has spent time working in all three branches of Oregon’s government, I am attuned to the various ways in which legislative, administrative, and judicial actions can impact business growth and development; and I […]
My experience with a wide and diverse array of complicated cases in government and in private practice helps me craft timely and practical solutions that rapidly resolve cases. I draw on more than 20 years of legal experience — including 13 years of distinguished service at the Oregon Department of Justice — in serving clients […]
I will earn your trust by taking over your problems so you can focus on running your business. The key to cost effective problem solving is engaging the right people at the right time. Whether a school district or private organization, my clients rely on me to identify the solution and deploy a plan for […]
I practice school law because I’ve always been a passionate proponent of public education. Practicing law requires more than expertise in the law and knowledge of the issues affecting each client. It is about using the law and understanding the many variables that impact our clients in each situation. It is important to not only […]
By constantly tracking new legislation, I help schools comply with the daily pressures of continuously changing laws. My clients depend on me to know and understand the intricate details of the constantly evolving laws that regulate everyday life in Oregon schools. I often minimize exposure for my clients through strategic planning, comprehensive training and thorough […]