B.A. History with Honors, Portland State University, June 2010
J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, May 2014
When I decided to go back to school, in 2006, I was running a tile setting business. I was on the fence between dentist and attorney, and chose the latter when I realized that my honors program allowed me to design a curriculum that didn’t include a single math class. Seriously though, when people asked me in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said lawyer. As a child, I had dreams of revolutionary civil rights work, which I’ve tried to vindicate by volunteering for the ACLU in Oregon and Washington, DC, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in Multnomah County. I’ve worked for two excellent law firms: currently with The Vern McCray Law Firm, and previously with the inimitable Marie Tilden.
Specializing in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, and adoption, as well as criminal defense and estate matters. Former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in Multnomah County (5 years). Gradated Lewis & Clark Law School 2014. Admitted to Washington State Bar Association 2015. Admitted to Oregon State Bar 2016.