Biographical Info


BA University of Pennsylvania 1989, JD Washington University School of Law 1992


Training & Workshop Presentations

  • 2018 Facilitator/Moderator, CFLCW 18th Annual Meeting, “What does it mean to be a Collaborative Professional”
  • 2011-Wisconsin State Bar Association, 30th Annual Family Law Workshop, “Advanced Maintenance Workshop,” moderator.
  • 2011-Wisconsin State Bar Association CLE, “Domestic Violence Litigation: Practical and Legal Consequences: Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Representing Domestic Violence Victims.”
  • 2010-Legal Action of Wisconsin, Volunteer Lawyers Project, “Mediation and Negotiation in the Resolution of Custody and Placement Cases.”
  • 2007 & 2008-Wisconsin State Bar Guardian ad Litem Training, “The Effect of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Placement Decisions,” co-presenter.
  • 2006-International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 7th Annual Forum, San Diego, CA, “Domestic Abuse and Collaborative Cases,” co-presenter
  • 2006-Wisconsin State Bar Advanced Guardian ad Litem Training 2006, co-presenter “Evaluating and Addressing Domestic Violence and Parental Alienation in Family Court Placement Disputes.”
  • 2005 & 2006, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Presenter at Building Blocks Training Seminar, “Marketing your Collaborative Practice.”
  • 2004-Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Co-Presenter at Annual Meeting and Training, “Power and Imbalance in the Collaborative Setting: The Many Faces of Domestic Abuse,”


Practice Areas

  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative/Cooperative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Post-Judgment Motions

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois (1992, inactive status)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (1993), Family Law Section Board Member
  • US District Court, Eastern District

Activities & Memberships

  • Waukesha Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
  • Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin, Founding Member and Past President
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute


Membership Distinctions

Recipient: Kathleen M. Baird Dolphin Award, 2005, 2007
Meets/Exceeds the CFLCW Continuing Collaborative Credit Program


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