I have been practicing law for over 20 years and over ten years exclusively in family law. I am Certified Family Law Specialist, by the Legal Board of Specialization of the California State Bar. This certification is granted to a small percentage of California family law attorneys who have completed a rigorous certification process and demonstrated the highest standards of legal competence.
My experience includes years of practice at Trope and Trope and Trope & DeCarolis where I managed cases involving diverse and complex family law issues for high net worth clients. I am committed to helping families resolve difficult family law problems with sensitivity and concern for the best interests of the children and the reduction of animosity between parties. I strive to guide my clients toward cost effective resolutions and approaches, while being a vigilant protector of their interests and rights.
I am active with the state and local bar associations, where I have had the opportunity to give back to the community and help advance of the practice of family law. I am a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and I am a co-chair of the family law section of the Santa Monica Bar Association, where I am also on the Board of Trustees. I am a Legislative Liaison for the Family Law Executive Committee of the California State Bar. I volunteer a Daily Settlement Officer for family law cases at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
I am also on the pro bono attorney panel of the Harriett Buhai Family Law Center, representing indigent family law litigants. I have been awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate by the California State Bar for her pro bono legal services.
I am admitted to practice in California, New York and Massachusetts. I graduated cum laude in psychobiology from UCLA and obtained my law degree from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York, where she was on the Dean’s List and was a member of moot court appellate and trial teams.
I am committed to providing quality, cost-effective representation in and out of court.