I practice primarily with the Estate Planning Group counseling families and individuals with inter vivos and post-mortem planning including the creation of Wills, Trusts, estate and gift taxation, charitable gift planning, and estate administration.
I was raised on the Central Coast of California by a single mother who was a social and environmental activist. I spent much of my childhood protesting alongside my mother for causes near and far. It was instilled in me from a very young age that working for progress and equity was not optional. Now, as the mother of two young children, I am working to teach them the same.
I started my legal career working in domestic and international refugee policy, immigration, and asylum law. After law school I had a fellowship with the International Institute of the Bay Area preparing U Visa applications for victims of domestic violence and violent crimes.
While my legal practice has evolved into different practice areas, the core values and lessons from my childhood and diverse legal background have only strengthened my resolve to bring equity and inclusion into every facet of life. I am honored to Co-Chair the Diversity Committee to work with our firm to incorporate these values into the legal profession.