The experiences that I had while growing up led me to become an attorney. My parents divorced at a young age and I was raised in New York and Massachusetts by my mother in a single-parent household. We never had much money and making ends meet was often a challenge. As a racial minority I frequently encountered harassment. These experiences left me with a feeling of anger at injustice, and a desire to hold people that abuse power accountable for their actions.
During college at the University of Massachusetts I became involved with human rights advocacy issues such as working to end the racist apartheid system that used to exist in South Africa, as well as environmental concerns to preserve the ecosystem from exploitation by corporate polluters. After college I moved west to Seattle and worked for a year for the environmental organization Greenpeace before graduating from law school at the University of Washington. After law school I worked as a public defender, and also worked for a plaintiff’s attorney who represented injured people before starting my own law practice. I have managed my own law practice in the Seattle area since about 1996. I am also a graduate of the renowned Trial Lawyer’s College taught by nationally known trial attorney Gerry Spence. The Trial Lawyers College is an intensive course dedicated to improving the skills of trial attorneys who fight for the rights of individual people.
I am admitted to practice law in Washington State and in the United States District Court of the Western District of Washington.
- Washington, 1988. Washington State Bar Association Number 18085
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1991
- University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, J.D. 1987
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.S. 1982
Attorney at Law
40 Lake Bellevue Drive
Bellevue WA 98005
Phone: (206) 250-4249
Fax: (206) 452-2030