I will work with you to get the best result possible for your situation. I begin all my work with an intake which I do at reduced rate to assess your situation. I start by seeing what you would like to resolve and work to bring a result as close to this as possible. I am a creative, out of the box thinker and am often able to obtain the solution my clients are looking for quickly and simply. I have worked on smaller simpler cases, as well as those that impact policy on local, state and federal levels. While no lawyer can guarantee a result, my background (including specialized training in mediation) allows me to resolve many issues quickly without the time and expense of litigation. I have resolved many disputes, including criminal, consumer, real estate and employment matters with a few letters and or phone calls. If we are forced to litigate my many years of experience as a researcher and investigator and hundreds of hours in Trial Advocacy Training gives me an advantage over most lawyers.
I have what I need to practice law and do it well. I have an electronic library that includes 4,000 treatises with forms in more than fifty distinct areas of law and am versed in many Practice Areas. I am a member of numerous practice groups and trade information with countless other lawyers, giving me a brain trust comparable to the largest of firms. This includes the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, Washington Foreclosure Lawyers, Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers and others. I am constantly increasing my fields of knowledge and have many times the supplemental training required by the State Bar. I also bring a unique blend of applicable experience from my other careers including investigative reporting, psychology and media production.
University of Washington School of Law Juris Doctor Degree
Jefferson County Bar President (2013), Board Member Clallam Jefferson Pro-Bono, King County Representative Young Lawyers Division, NW Regional Vice President National Lawyers Guild, Board member Washington State Bar Diversity Committee
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Defender Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, National Association of Consumer Lawyers,Whatcom Collaborative Professionals, and Collaborative Professionals of Washington.
Clallam County Bar Track 12.2013 Presentation on Foreclosure Law
Basics of Freedom of Information Act and Public Records Law, Presentation 10.2013
Civil Liberties and Cases involving the U.S. Border Patrol, 8.2013, WSBA World Peace through Law Group
A Local Practitioners Perspective on Foreclosure Law, 6.2013
Additionally, I have given presentations at numerous law schools, colleges and civil groups around the country.