I am a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, class of 2000, Juris Doctorate degree. I am a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. I know how the insurance companies work. For the first four years out of law school I represented insurance companies in Workers’ Compensation claims. I switched sides to representing injured employees in 2004 and have remained on the side of working people since. In family law cases, while the legal system may ultimately be necessary to address your issues of divorce (property and debt division; child custody and parenting plans; child support), it is my belief that one gets a better result with honest legal counsel and representation. Your family law attorney should fight for you, all the while keeping you advised of the costs of pursuing issues and the likelihood of the results you will get in court – not simply running up a large legal bill that will leave you broke while making empty promises of the end results.