Thanks for stopping by. I love what I do. I’d love to put my experience and dedication to work for you.
I grew up in Oregon and earned my bachelor’s degree in Economics from Portland State University in 1991. After earning my Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1994, I became a member of the Oregon State Bar in 1995. From 2001 to 2005 I worked as an associate attorney with Snyder & Associates, a prominent firm that focused solely on consumer bankruptcy. In 2005 I opened my own practice in Northeast Portland. My primary focus has been on helping consumers and small business tackle their debts and get a fresh start in their financial lives.
I have always focused on helping “the little guy.” Helping you is where I get my professional satisfaction. I’ve represented thousands of individuals and small businesses in both state and federal courts, and in many areas of the law. These include Social Security disability law, landlord/tenant relations, employment law, consumer protection law, estate planning, business entity formation and consulting, and bankruptcy. My primary focus since 2001 has been on bankruptcy law, specifically in helping find debt relief solutions for individuals and small businesses. I also work with clients in the areas of business law, estate planning, and real estate investment transactions.
My clients benefit from my very personalized approach. My commitment to you is that I will always give you the time and close attention you need. I will listen carefully, explain fully, and work conscientiously to help you reach your goals.
I am happy to consult, free of charge, with anybody who might need my services. And, if I am not the right attorney for you I will help you find the professional who give you the representation you deserve. Please give me a call, you have nothing to lose and I am here to help.