I work as part of a group of attorneys and legal assistants at Case & Dusterhoff, LLP as an associate attorney. My goal is to help members of the community who need help navigating the legal system. I focus on family law (divorces, custody and visitation disputes, grandparent and third party rights, etc.), consumer law, tax law, and bankruptcy. I especially enjoy representing women dealing with difficult life transitions, such as divorce and child disputes.
I feel that my skill in offering compassionate, skilled, and zealous representation offers my clients a unique experience with the legal system. I will say very frankly that I am not a bulldog attorney. My style is comprised of problem solving and polite, yet aggressive, negotiation; however if the opposing party is not so inclined, I am willing to do what the law allows to fight for my client. I pride myself on my ability to work *with* as opposed to *against* the other party while still maintaining my client's confidences and position.
I previously had my own practice, in which I focused on landlord/tenant law, criminal defense, consumer law, and general civil litigation. I enjoyed working on my own, however I prefer working in a group environment and very much enjoy my time now spent with my assistants, Amanda and Linda, and my fellow attorneys, Jim, Bruce, Steve, and Jennifer. Having the opportunity to discuss and analyze cases with other attorneys who have had similar, yet unique, experiences with the law is invaluable. I also appreciate the opportunity for my clients to discuss their cases with my assistants when I am not available.
I spent a year at the Multnomah County District Attorney's office during my final year of law school. While I was there, I gained a significant amount of court experience, doing trials, release hearings, and other court appearances.
I focus on these types of cases: Probate, Wills and Tursts, Family Law, Consumer law, General litigation, Tax Law