Knowledge and experience matter. For more than 13 years, I have helped people find a new way forward after divorce.


My qualifications.  I went to undergrad at Drake University.  I went to law school at The University of Iowa College of Law (one of the nation’s top 20 law schools).  I have served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children at risk for abuse or neglect.  I have taught family law to paralegals, and I am a past member of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court.  

I am currently a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section and Minnesota's local AFCC chapter (an academically oriented family law group).

In 2008, I argued (and won) the case of Beardsley v. Garcia before the Minnesota Supreme Court.  In 2010, I was featured on the front page of Minnesota Lawyer and articles were written about me in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Wisconsin Law Journal, and elsewhere.

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The awards I'm proud to have received.  Every professional I meet seems to be a member of the "World's 20 Greatest" club?  Who knew there could be so many.

Honestly, I don't much care if other lawyers like me.  I care if my clients do.

I'm most proud of my client satisfaction awards.  I have received Client Distinction / Client Rating awards from Matindale-Hubbell in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Don't tell anyone, but I'm a member of The National Advocates 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in family law and I was named one of the "10 Best Family Law Attorneys" for client satisfaction in Minnesota by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017.