I have been practicing law since 1990 when I graduated from a top-ranked Canadian law school, Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After 3 years as a trial lawyer in Canada I moved to California where I gained admission to the California State Bar. I practiced law in West Hollywood California for 13 years until my relocation to Redmond, Washington in 2007. Since 2008 I have practiced family law in the Seattle area, and I have extensive trial experience in King County. While I love being able to fight for my clients in the courtroom I also recognize that fair settlements that can be achieved through negotiation or mediation are preferable to litigation, if at all possible. At times unique situations may call for unique solutions. I like to adopt a “big picture” approach to my cases and enjoy working with clients on strategies that make sound legal sense.