My practice has been focused solely on family law since 1999. I am experienced in all areas of family law, including equitable distribution, alimony, alimony pendente lite, spousal support, child support, custody and abuse matters.
I entered the practice of family law knowing that my clients were often going through the most difficult experience of their lives. Although it is often difficult work, I find great reward in helping a client navigate from a place of loss and confusion to a place where they can start to build a new future. To do so, I work closely with my clients to understand their situation and goals. For me, there is no “one size fits all” approach to family law. I help clients identify the best path towards resolution of their matter in a cost-effective way.
I have handled a wide variety of family law cases, including complex custody matters and high net worth / high asset cases. I am both an experienced litigator and negotiator, and I enjoy collaborating with clients to determine the most efficient means of resolution for their family law matter. When an amicable resolution of a matter is desired and practical, I work with my clients throughout the negotiation process. However, when settlement is not possible, I have the expertise and skills needed to aggressively seek resolution through the courts.
Villanova School of Law (Juris Doctor), 1998
College of William and Mary (A.B., Economics), 1995
Treasurer – Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2023-2024
Course Planner — Pennsylvania Bar Institute Family Law Institute (Annual Two-Day Family Law CLE program, statewide) 2017 to present
Co-Director — Pennsylvania Bar Association Video “Tips and Tools for Better Co-Parenting” 2021-2022
Member-at-Large — Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee 2020-2021
Council Member – Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2015-2017 and 2021-2023
Co-Chair – Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Membership Committee 2019-2023
Author – Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Report and Recommendation regarding grandparent custody (resulted in amendments to PA Custody statute) 2018
Past Chair – Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section 2012
Past President – Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court 2007-2008
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine annually since 2017
Included in “Best Lawyers” annually since 2017
Alumni of “Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Divorce Law – Ages 45 and Under”
Former Board Member – Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation
Former Board Member – Family Services of Montgomery County
Volunteer Attorney – Women’s Center of Montgomery County
Volunteer Attorney – Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project
Volunteer Attorney – Montgomery County Friend of the Court