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 7-12th 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
  • Member of Professional Women's Alliance of Connecticut
  • Member of Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Fairfield County
  • 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 to present

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 races competitively on sailboat on and around LIS.
  • Kayaks on Holly Pond and its environs.
  • Committed to Lifelong Learning.

Continuing Education Classes:

1999-2013: Archived.

2014: AAML Advanced Discovery Seminar: CBA Appellate Fundamentals: An Introduction to State & Federal Practices; CCND Staying on the Right Side of the Law: Ethics for Mediators & Collaborative Professionals; FCBA: What Every Attorney Should Know about Mental illness; Lunch with Family Law Judges; GAL Reform; A Review of the Impact of the 2007 Changes to Conservatorship Law; How to interview children; Understanding 18 US Code 2252A and its impact on family law cases; Basics of e-filing electronically; Understanding DCF.

2015: Family Law Arbitration: How it works, how it can benefit clients and counsel and what to expect from the arbitrator; What Judges wish you knew then…but at least you'll know now; The Judicial Perspective on Courtroom Litigation Skills & Techniques – the Do's and Don'ts; When Domestic Issues Result in Criminal Charges. Professional Organizers; Arbitrator Decision Making: Unconscious Psychological Influences and what you can do about them; DWI LAW: One for the Road! Connecticut's New Ignition Interlock Device Program for DUI Offenders; Mandatory Arrest Requirement provided for by Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 46b-38b (A); Improving Lawyers' Judgment: Is Mediation Training De-biasing?

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.

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