I graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree from the James Madison College program, Justice, Morality and Constitutional Democracy. I then received my law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude. Part of my legal training began as a law clerk for the Federal Attorney General's office and then transferred to private law practice representing clients in family and criminal law matters for the past eighteen years.

I specialize in all family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time child support, paternity, Friend of the Court Show Causes, and also some probate work such as guardianship and conservatorships.

I also specialize in criminal law matters including misdemeanors and felonies. Many cases will result in a negotiated settlement but only after the case is thoroughly investigated, discussed with the client and the decision is made that the negotiation is the best result. If there is a trial, I have conducted numerous trials to successful not-guilty verdicts. Being charged with a crime is overwhelming. I work very hard to make the process certain and understandable and to achieve a good result.

My legal assistant, Brenda Meuser, is an integral part of the team effort used to make sure your representation is effectively handled. Brenda graduated from Davenport University with an associate's degree in legal studies. She has been a part of our office for over 11 years.

One of the best assets of our firm is that you can talk to us immediately. We decide together whether you need an attorney, then provide an estimate of its cost and an initial assessment of what we can do.