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I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, then attended Golden Gate University School of Law. I was on the Dean's List every semester, graduating early with a Certification of Specialization with Distinction in Public Interest Law in 2000. I also obtained my mediation certification at that time. I passed the bar exam on the first attempt, and went on to be associate counsel with two prestigious law firms in the Bay Area. After learning skills from some of the top rated attorneys in California, I opened my own practice. I took the Family Law Specialist exam in 2008 and passed that difficult exam on my first attempt. In 2018, I closed my litigation practice, and now I focus exclusively on helping people resolve their issues through mediation. Family law is a very complex area of law, and even though I am a Certified Family Law Specialist* I attend specialist training every two years to keep my skills sharp. 

*State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization