I am a mediator, arbitrator, and former litigator. A professional neutral, I am there to serve all parties. I am committed to ensuring all parties involved have an equal opportunity to present their case and be heard. I have abundant experience working with difficult personalities, contentious situations, and respecting confidential matters. I believe a neutral panelist or mediator may be the most crucial aspect of a fair hearing. Since 2016, I have maintained a full-time alternate dispute resolution practice, including speaking engagements and conducting instruction for civil mediation.
From 2010 to 2015, I represented major multinational clients in litigation and government investigations in mortgage banking, consumer debt litigation, employment law, toxic tort, and real estate. Among my professional responsibilities were running investigations, which included teams of up to twenty attorneys and paralegals, engaging in settlement negotiations with consumers and government regulators, and managing local counsel.
I am a second career attorney. Prior to law school, I had a successful business career in IT consulting during the dot-com era. Before that, I worked for a range of companies and industries from mortgage banking to manufacturing and retail. I worked for start-ups, family-owned businesses, and in corporate environments. I am familiar with the unique business issues for these organizations.
I maintain an active pro bono practice. I have worked with Catholic Charities to get an infant human trafficking victim a permanent and loving home; with Houston Volunteer Lawyers to help a domestic violence survivor and veterans, and even ensure that rescued snow monkeys stayed safe. I believe that as an attorney has the responsibility to serve my community and secure access to justice.