Divorce, Custody, Mediation, Arbitration, Prenuptial Agreements, Commercial Litigation
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Board of Directors and 2015-2016 President, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (CPIM). Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and CPIM. Member, State Bar of Michigan (Past Member, Representative Assembly). Vice President of Executive Committee and Board of Trustees Member, Avalon Housing Inc. (2011- Present). Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation. Member, Washtenaw County Bar Association (Former President, Board of Directors; Member and Past Chair, Public Service Committee; Past Chair, Family Law Section; Past Chair, Friend of the Court Liaison Committee). Member, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Member, Washtenaw County Circuit Court Case Evaluation Committee (2010 – 2013). Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mediator, Washtenaw County Circuit Court, family law and civil litigation. Case Evaluator, civil and commercial cases, Washtenaw County Circuit Court. Mediation coach, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Divorce & Civil Case Mediation Training (2010, 2011)
“AV/Preeminent” with Highest Ethical Standards ratings by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Best Lawyers- Family Law (2017, 2018 & 2019) nominee. 2018 and 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers nominee. 2018 and 2019 Leading Lawyers – Family law & ADR nominee. 2016 Public Service/ProBono Award, Washtenaw County Bar. Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law Award (2013).
Seminar Instructor on “Collaborative Process for resolution of Complex Family Law cases,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2019. Seminar Instructor on “Merger of Settlement Agreements – Law & Enforcement Issues,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018. Seminar Instructor on Personal Property Division, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017. Seminar Instructor on “Agreements Reached in Mediation,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016. Seminar Instructor on “Objections to Referee Hearing and De Novo Judicial Hearings,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015. Seminar Instructor on “Can the MMPI II and Rorschach Really Be Utilized or Relied Upon in a Custody Evaluation?” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014. Seminar Instructor on “Preparing Clients for Depositions or Hearings,” Family Law Institute (ICLE), 2012. Seminar Instructor on “The Relocation Puzzle,” Family Law Institute (ICLE), 2011. Seminar Instructor on “Collaborative Approaches to Divorce,” Weber’s Inn, October 2010. Seminar instructor on “Intro to Collaborative Family Law,” ICLE, 2008
Author, “Jurisdiction Over Custody When Parents Live in Different States,” Michigan Family Law Journal, August/September 2011. Co-author of “Collaborative Practice-Divorce without Litigation,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2006. Author, “Proving Cohabitation: The Challenges,” Michigan Family Law Journal, 1995