Named as one of Wisconsin's "Rising Stars" in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
Wisconsin's Super Lawyers in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
Committee Member, Consulting Committee for the Milwaukee County Safe Exchange and Visitation Committee, June of 2013 to present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, Member
Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
Collaborative Family Law Counsel of Wisconsin, Member
Society of Family Lawyers, Member
Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Chapterof the American Inns of Court, Member
National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
Association of Women Lawyers, Member
National Association of Professional Women
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
Washington County Bar Association, Member
Milwaukee Family Law Clinic, Mediator
Volunteer Facilitator/ Community Member
Milwaukee County Supervised Visitation Facility, Legal Sub-Committee Member
EDUCATION MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Juris Doctor Degree
Public Interest Law Society, Fellowship Recipient 2004
Marquette Mediation Competition, Winner 2004
Student Bar Association, 3L Class Representative
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Social Welfare
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Trained as Collaborative Practitioner
Completion of Certified Mediator Training with Zena Zumeta
Completion of Guardian ad Litem Training
Family and Children's Court Certified
Served as Guardian ad Litem in several hundred cases involving: Divorce, Paternity, and Child Abuse.
Article: "Enhanced Earning Capacity: Is the Haugan Decision Functionally Obsolete?" 28 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 2 (April 2008).
Article: "Is the Haugan decision functionally obsolete?" 22 Wisconsin Law Journal 7
(Feb. 18, 2008).
"Wisconsin Divorce Kit," delivered at the 2015 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, October 2015.
"Evidentiary Issues Concerning Medical Records from the Perspective of Parents and the Children," delivered to the Legal Action of Wisconsin's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, November 2008.