Who I Am
I'm a lawyer who is committed to providing affordable legal services to individuals and small business owners. As the daughter of a small-town lawyer in rural East Tennessee, I spent a lot of time at my dad's law office, which was across the street from the county courthouse and just down the street from my elementary school. My perception of what a lawyer should be was formed by observing my dad, who earned respect for both his legal ability and his willingness to represent people regardless of their ability to pay. Like my father, I found myself drawn to the legal profession because of the opportunity it provides to help other people.
What I do
I provide legal advice and representation to people and small businesses in both Vermont and New Hampshire. I believe that everyone deserves legal advice if they have a problem and that people should not have to represent themselves in court. Through the use of income-based sliding scale fees and limited scope representation, I help people afford legal services.
How I Got Here
I moved to South Royalton twenty years ago to attend Vermont Law School. I fell in love with Vermont and decided to make it my home. After graduating near the top of my law school class, I spent the first years of my legal career at a small law firm representing commercial insurance companies and other large businesses in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage and defense, compliance, and information privacy law. For a young, small-town Vermont lawyer, I traveled often and spent a lot of time with highly-skilled attorneys from big city law firms. The work demanded excellence and gave me a unique opportunity to advise and represent clients in federal and state courts in New England and beyond. It was great experience, but I felt drawn to work with and for people rather than insurance companies and big businesses, so I began working in adult protective services for Vermont's elderly and disabled populations. I started my own law practice so that I can use my legal experience to help people prevent and solve legal problems and to address the critical need for affordable legal services.
When I'm Not Working
I spend most of my spare time enjoying small-town life with my husband and our three active, school-aged boys. I enjoy participating in outdoor sports, drinking craft beer, and exploring Vermont.
- Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
- Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996, Phi Beta Kappa
- State of Vermont, 2001
- U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 2001
- State of New Hampshire, 2000
- U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2000