I have been a Portland-based trial lawyer for the past 16 years, representing clients primarily in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights. I try cases in state and federal court in both Oregon and Washington.
A key strength and my favorite part of practicing law is building relationships, and I take great pride in the customer service component of my job. I am personally involved in each stage of every case, from strategy and investigation to motion practice to alternative resolutions such as mediation, and, ultimately, jury trial if an alternative resolution is not possible.
I began my career as a Multnomah County Public Defender. During this time, I gained extensive trial experience by representing hundreds of clients charged with every type of crime.
Prior to entering private practice, I was an associate with a large insurance defense firm. I handled complex multi-party civil cases in the areas of personal injury, construction defect, and real estate disputes, and gained valuable insight into how large insurance companies and their law firms handle cases.
In my former life I was a stand-up comic, and won the Portland Comedy Competition in 2000.
When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my husband Nathan and daughter Georgia, and volunteering with a variety of non-profit organizations in Portland.