What was a major turning point in your career?
Opening my own firm in 2003 was the biggest turning point. Prior to that, I worked for two highly respected local firms. I learned a great deal from both experiences, but I knew that by opening my own firm, I would have the autonomy within my cases and business to provide my clients with well-rounded and efficient representation. This approach has contributed to my firm’s success at both the settlement table and in court.
I firmly believe in creating a workplace that is conducive with teamwork, cooperation and growth. Both my associate and staff have been with my firm for years, which I believe helps clients feel more comfortable.
My firm represents both men and women through divorce, alimony, custody, child support and other family-related matters. Our all-woman office offers support and understanding to our clients who are navigating typically one of the most difficult parts of their lives. When clients retain us, they are retaining the entire firm, not just one attorney. I believe this sets us apart and is what I had envisioned when I opened my doors over 15 years ago.
What do you love most about doing business in this area?
I have lived in New York, Washington State, and California, but nothing compares to the Washington, DC area. From the federal government, universities and museums to the small local start-ups and stay-at-home parent groups, we are so fortunate to have people here from such incredibly diverse backgrounds and education. The varying cultures and values all certainly interplay with issues that arise within family law cases. I am privileged to still learn something new every day.
"When clients retain us, they are retaining the entire firm, not just one attorney. I believe this sets us apart and is what I had envisioned when I opened my doors over 15 years ago."