Facing a legal issue can be a trying and scary time. Our legal system is confusing and, at times, unjust. My goal is to make the legal system more accessible by helping clients understand their rights. My clients are always my number one priority. I listen to each client to determine his or her individual needs and expectations. I promptly return phone calls and emails. I vigorously and effectively advocate for each of my client’s rights. We all have a voice, and I ensure that my clients’ voices are heard.
I focus the majority of my practice on issues involving the family: adoption, divorce, custody, child support, maintenance, and surrogacy contracts. I am routinely appointed by local judges as a guardian ad litem in cases where custody and placement are at issue. I take a holistic and compassionate approach to family law. I encourage mediation, settlement meetings and conferences when appropriate. However, I also understand that some issues are better left for a judge to decide.
I was born and raised in northeast Wisconsin. I graduated from Lawrence University in 2007 with degrees in government and Spanish. I played college basketball but have since retired those skills. I obtained my law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2011.
I currently live in Wisconsin Rapids with my husband Jamin, our three children, two dogs and three cats in our “cabin in the woods.” We like to spend our free time outside either exploring our woods or playing in the garden together. We hope to add chickens to our crazy crew next spring. When I am not busy with the kids, I love to read chick lit, or what I like to refer to as “the Hallmark versions of books,” and dabble in bread baking.
• B.A. Lawrence University, 2007, cum laude
• J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude
• Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1985
• Married to husband Jamin since 2007
• Wisconsin State Bar
• Optimist Club, President
Focused Practice Areas
Also: Consumer Law, Guardianship, Landlord/Tenant, Unemployment