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I am a 1989 graduate of the University of Washington, and earned my paralegal certificate in 1994.  I worked as a paralegal from 1995 through 2017, nearly all of those years in family law.  I was a member of the State of Washington’s 2013-2014 inaugural class of legal technician students, passed the very first LLLT Bar Exam in 2015, and became licensed as a Limited License Legal Technician in 2016.

My experience as a family law paralegal has run the gamut when it comes to the clientele that I have served. I began working in the legal services field in 1995, assisting low-income clients in completing their own family law actions.  I went on to work with modest-income clients with moderate assets.  I spent most of the last 15 years of my paralegal career working with clients who had accumulated significant wealth and assets.

I am very proud to now have the opportunity to use my extensive family law experience to assist those who could never afford to hire an attorney.  I look forward every day to helping clients navigate through the paperwork and the court rules and procedures to obtain just results in their cases.

I consider myself to be a Washington native, having lived here since 1980, and in the South King County area, in particular.  I have the typical Northwesterner’s appreciation of all things outdoors and canine, especially gardening and my rat terrier companion, Leo.


B.A. Political Science, University of Washington, 1989
A.T.A. Legal Assistant, Edmonds Community College, 1994
LLLT Family Law Program, University of Washington, 2014

June 11, 2017