Education, Licensing & Training I graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1983, and earned my law degree from Stanford Law School in 1989. I am licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and California. I am active in state and local bar organizations, am a member of numerous organizations devoted to alternative conflict resolution, and am a frequent participant in continuing legal education programs. I have received extensive additional training in mediation, collaborative law, and as a “best interests attorney” for children of divorce, as well as having been trained as a parent educator in Adlerian family systems. Professional Experience My professional career began in the Connecticut prison system as an ombudsman, investigating and resolving inmate complaints against the correctional department. I joined the litigation department of Washington D.C. law firm of Swidler & Berlin in 1989, and went on to teach legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. I opened my own practice in 1995, took on my first divorce case in 1997, and have focused exclusively on family matters ever since.