LEGAL and ADR CONFERENCES:
~ ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
~ Collaborative Family Law, MCL, Annapolis, MD (2006)
~ Family Practice Update, Baltimore, MD (2006)
~ Civil Pre-Trial Practice, Columbia, MD (2006)
~ Employer Attorneys, Los Angeles CA (2006)
~ ADR Conference, Annapolis, MD (2006)
~ Family Law Facilitation, Howard County, MD (2005)
~ Trying the Case, Baltimore, MD (2005)

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS:
~ MD DLLR, to legal counsel for MD Racing Commission (2003)
~ UB School of Law Community Development Clinic (2002-2003)
MEMBERSHIPS:
~ Maryland Farm Bureau (Howard County)
-Equine Committee
~ Friends of Gunpowder Falls / Graham Equestrian Center
– Secretary, Board of Directors
~ American Morgan Horse Association
~ Employer Legal Protection
~ Maryland Horse Council
~ Nat’l Thoroughbred Racing Association
~ United States Equestrian Federation
~ Howard County Bar Association
~ Maryland State Bar Association
– Animal Law Section (Council member)
– Citizenship Law Related Education (Council member)
– Business Law Section
– Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
– Solo and Small Firm Section
– Young Lawyers Section
~ American Bar Association
– Entertainment & Sports Law Section
– Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
– Business Law Section

COLLABORATIVE LAW MEMBERSHIPS:
~ Howard County Collaborative Professionals
~ Carroll County Collaborative Professionals
~ International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

CERTIFICATIONS:
~ 2006 Collaborative Law training, MD
~ 2006 Mediation training, MD
~ 2005 Family Law Facilitator certification, MD
~ 2003 Mediator certification, MD OAH
~ 1996 Fellow – Michigan Education Policy Fellowship, IEL
~ 1992 Certified School Board Member – MASB

EQUINE EXPERIENCE:
~ Pleasure rider
~ Owner: Morgan (current); Andalusian (2005); Quarter Horse, Arabian-Appalossa,
and Arab/App/Morgan (1967-1972)
~ Carriage Driver: Philadelphia, PA & Baltimore, MD (1998 and 1999)
~ Pari-mutuel teller: Maryland Jockey Club (1999-2002)
~ Employer Defense firm CA

LEGISLATIVE/LOBBYING EXPERIENCE:
~ Michigan Association of School Administrators (1994-1996)
~ Michigan Association of School Boards (1992-1996)
~ Michigan Congress of Parents, Teachers & Students (1989-1991)

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    I have been practicing law for over 20 years and I've found that my clients truly appreciate the time and effort I put into every aspect of their life when we work together.   I'm here to help you succeed and that's something I don't take lightly. I am also a trained collaborative mediator and will assist you in resolving disputes without going to court. ​My domestic law practice is primarily collaborative law (divorce and child access), but I also can assist you with settlement agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, as well as wills, power of attorney, medical directives, and estate planning.   My clients find I take the time to listen to their concerns and help them in making tough life decisions.
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