Experience

I have been a lawyer in Maryland since July of 1995. I went to college and law school at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I graduated from law school in 1994 and passed the North Carolina Bar in August of the same year. Immediately after taking the North Carolina Bar, I began a clerkship in Anne Arundel County, Maryland with the Honorable James C. Cawood, Jr. Soon thereafter I passed the Maryland Bar.

Judge Cawood primarily handled family law cases, and he pioneered the use of mediation to try to help parties reach an agreement for their family law cases. After completing the clerkship, I worked for a small law firm in Severna Park for over 20 years, where my practice concentrated on family law cases, along with other contract and administrative matters. In July 2014, I began work on the Appointed Attorney Program at its inception, where I represent indigent detainees at their bail hearings. I have had over 1,000 cases in the Appointed Attorney Program and have gained valuable experience in the field of criminal law.

I am a trained mediator, having completed the 40-hour basic mediation training, together with the child access and marital property distribution training.

In January 2015 I struck out on my own. I offer representation to clients in family law, criminal law, and administrative law.


Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Section of Administrative Law
  • Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Section of Criminal Law & Practice
  • Section of Family & Juvenile Law
  • Section of Solo & Small Firm Practice
  • Section of Delivery of Legal Services

American Bar Association

  • ABA Solo Group
  • Administrative and Government Law Committee
  • Family Law Committee
  • Gaming Law Committee

Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association

Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence

Group Legal Services Association


Legal Plans