I am a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and have been practicing family law exclusively since 2002. In 2011, I became certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) - Family Law Section, the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) - Family Law Section, and the California Lawyers Association - Family Law Section. In those roles, I am also a voting member of the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) for the California Lawyers Association and am currently the Treasurer, Past Chair, and Advisor to the Committee. I am a voting member and the Legislative Director on the Board of Directors of ACFLS. I am currently the Co-Chair for the 2022 ACFLS Spring Seminar and was the Co-Vice Chair for the 2019 ACFLS Spring Seminar. I am also a voting member on the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. I have had the honor of serving as a presenter on educational panels for other family law professionals on the issue of attorney fees and costs and on the issue of date of separation. I have testified before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on numerous occasions in connection with pending family law legislation, including in support of SB 1255 which has been signed into law by the Governor and took effect on January 1, 2017. I have also served as a Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) and a Judge Pro Tem for the family law courts in the Los Angeles Superior Court. I have been designated as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and "Super Lawyer" since 2018. I have been involved in numerous family law hearings, including Trials, OSCs/RFOs (with and without live testimony), contempt proceedings, domestic violence proceedings, civil harassment proceedings, etc. I have been involved in analyzing, identifying, characterizing, valuing and dividing marital property on hundreds of occasions. I have negotiated hundreds of family law stipulations, settlement agreements and Judgments, and numerous premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements and other types of family law agreements.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A. in Political Science
University of California Los Angeles