My Qualifications

Graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, MA (BA); Vermont Law School (JD, cum laude); and Vermont Law School (Masters in Environmental Law, cum laude); and member Oregon State Bar.

Practiced general and as a family law attorney for over 40 years in four states and served as a juvenile public defender, pro tem municipal court judge and family court special master appointed in high conflict divorce cases.


Family mediator since 1999 and collaborative attorney since 2008.   More than 200 hours of training in mediation, including advanced family law mediation; and basic, intermediate and mastery trainings in collaborative law.


Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


Founding member and past president of the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals.


Founding and current member of  a local practice group called Bridges Collaborative Divorce Solutions .


Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) qualified through the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA).


Peacemaking Practice Trainer certified by Forrest "Woody" Mosten, creator of the program to teach lawyers, mediators and related professionals how to create successful peacemaking practices.


Certified Heartmath ® Trainer/Coach/Mentor**.  This training informs and provides tools for resilience through building coherence and balance in our nervous systems.


Member:  Mindfulness in Law Society.



**HeartMath is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc.





 "My passion has always been to help others come to peace - personal, relational and universal.  The path to peace is not easy.  It requires a warrior mentality - not to fight, but to cut through the obstacles of fear and unconscious habits of thought and behavior. Once the obstacles are removed, there is only peace."



Divorce Mediation
& Collaborative Law

Lake Oswego, Oregon


The Thoughtful Approach to a Family Problem...

Offering Divorce Mediation and

Collaborative Divorce Services throughout Oregon including:



Lake Oswego


Oregon City