Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2004

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Academic Invitee to Quinnipiac Law Review
  • Lead Articles Editor for Law Review
  • Academic Achievement Awards (4)
  • Academic Scholarship
  • B.A. in History, Minor in education, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Honors: Dean's List
  • certified to teach 6-12th grade, Social Studies

Areas of Practice:

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Elder law
  • Disability law
  • Business Formation / Collections
  • Criminal Law

Professional Activities:

  • Member of Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member Fairfield County Bar Association 2004-2017
  • Member of Professional Women's Alliance of Connecticut
  • Member of Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Attorneys: Fairfield County (2007-2018)
  • Pro Bono Representation
  • Better Business Bureau Arbitrator
  • Darien Parks & Recreation Commission 2000-2009
  • Darien Weed Beach Building Committee 2007-2009
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Attorney 2011-2017

Certifications:

  • Quinnipiac University Law School Center on Dispute Resolution
    40 hour Mediation Certificate Program Spring 2012
  • State of Connecticut Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child
    Comprehensive Basic Training Fall 2010
  • Collaborative Law 2 day Training Spring 2008

Other:

  • Crew Member who sailed competitively on and around LIS 1991-2017
  • Kayaks on Holly Pond and its environs
  • Committed to Lifelong Learning

Continuing Education Classes:

1999-2015: Archived.

2016: FCBA: Distinctions/differences between Private Mediation and Court Mediation; Stamford J.D.: Open Discussion on Family and Civil procedures; CBA: Administrative Law Practice before Department of Children and Families.; Making Conflict Work; harnessing the power of disagreements; Connecticut Practice Book New Rules Revisions; AAML Advanced Financial Issues Seminar; Quinnipiac Law School Domestic Violence, Spring 2016, Hon. Judge Jane K. Grossman and Assistant State's Attorney Marc G. Ramia. Bench Bar Symposium on Professionalism.

2017: CBA: Cyberattacks: A Threat to Every Law Firm; FCBA: What every consumer lawyer should know about bankruptcy; Darien Library: Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion, Maura Carley, MPH and State Representative Terrie Wood; David Laitin, Professor, Stanford University, How Civil Wars End; Q LAW: Opportunities for Enhanced Practice: Family Court Response to Domestic Violence.

2018: CT AAML 2018 Anatomy of a Trial; CCH: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Deep Dive.

2019: Nassau County Surrogates Court: Contested Accounting Proceedings; CBA Annual Conference: Adverse Depositions, Part One and Two; Understanding the P.O.W.E.R. ACT; Stamford J.D., Lunch with Family Law Judges; FCBA: People lie, Bodies don't: Understanding intangibles in order to present your best self; Rossdale CLE: Perfecting Judgments & Seizing Assets; Connecticut Probate Court Turbo Court e-filing.

2020: Advanced Custody and Support Issues; Connecticut Medicaid and Medicare Planning Update 2020. Successful Pro Bono Aid & Attendance Application for Disabled Veteran.

2021: ABA: Law Firm Cybersecurity Requirements You Never Dreamed Of: Emerging Threats, Ethical Obligations to Clients, and Survival Tactics. CISA.GOV: Ransomware 101; Fend off phishing; Countering Disinformation from Social Media. ABA: Want to change a veteran's life through pro bono? There's a manual for that; CT Judicial Branch: Rule 1.15 Liens and Other Interests in Personal Injury Cases Pt. 1 & 2; Having Difficult Conversations with Clients and Others; Social Media Dos and Don'ts Pt. 1; Social Media Dos and Don'ts Pt. 2;Social Media Dos and Don'ts Pt. 3; Revisions to the Connecticut Practice Book 2021;ABA: Family Law: ODR, Ethics, and Mindfulness.

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