I grew up in Walnut Creek, California and went to Cal for undergrad, then graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2000 with a focus on public interest law and domestic violence. I took the Certified Family Law Specialist* exam in 2007 and have been a specialist in that field since then, practicing exclusively in family law. I practiced in Santa Cruz County for a period, then returned to the Bay Area a couple years ago, and now only take mediation cases in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. I was privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and as President of the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the CCCBA.
*California State Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of California: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Licensee/Detail/208867