A client recently sent me an email thanking me for being kind and caring during her difficult divorce. It reminded me that I can know the law, take aggressive stances, and put in long hours advocating for my clients, but perhaps my particular “angle” is that I work diligently to remember that family law is about helping families. I take my role as a legal caretaker very seriously. I came to the practice of law after working with families in crisis as a social worker for nearly 15 years. With this background, my goal has been to assist my clients in divorcing in a manner that focuses on getting my clients to their next chapter with as much integrity and as little difficulty as can be accomplished.
In my practice, I focus primarily on family law issues: divorce, custody, domestic violence and DYFS. I also am a qualified Parenting Coordinator, maintaining a parenting coordination practice, assisting parents dealing with custody and parenting time issues in high conflict divorces. In addition to my family law focus, I have a residential real estate practice and have been a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem.
I graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in political science and Spanish, followed by a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, magna cum laude. I completed my law degree from the University of San Francisco, earning the Cali Award for excellence, and became licensed in New Jersey and New York in 2004. Prior to joining Dennigan Cahill in 2008 I worked for the New Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office as a Deputy Attorney General for three and a half years. I am a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association. I am a member of various Boards and civic groups in the Princeton area.