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Springfield, Illinois
Partner, since August 1, 2007
phone 217-544-3403
fax 217-544-1593
email Email Me

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Alimony & Spousal Support
Child Support
Childrens' Rights
Custody & Visitation
Domestic Violence & Neglect
Estate Administration
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Prenuptial Agreements
Approved Custody and Visitation Mediator, Circuit Courts of the 7th Judicial Circuit in Illinois, 2007

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1998
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA, 1995
Major: Business Administration

40 hour custody and visitation mediation training at the University of Illinois-Springfield-Jan 2007

Published Works:
Minimum Contacts with Your Out of State Expert, Illinois State Bar Association; Trial Briefs, May 2007; Vol. 52, No. 9

Who is going to Pay for College?, Illinois State Bar Association; Trial Briefs, August 2010; Vol. 54, No. 1

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Child Custody Litigation: Techniques for Trying a Custody Case from Rehearsal to Closing, Illinois State Bar Association, January 31, 2013 and February 28, 2013

Pleading Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and Client Rationalization, Illinois State Bar Association, February & March 2012

Temporary Relief- Emergency, Exparte or Otherwise, Illinois State Bar Association, February 2011

Case Law Updates, Illinois State Bar Association, April 2010

Inside Divorce Mediation, Illinois State Bar Association, June 5, 2009

Support for Non-Minor Children and Educational Expenses, Illinois State Bar Association; March 6, 2009 and March 13, 2009

Orders of Protection, Illinois State Bar Association, April 18, 2008

Basic Skills - Family Law, Illinois State Bar Association, November 14, 2007

Primer on Domestic Violence - Getting Orders of Protection - March 15, 2007 and March 23, 2007, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Strategies for Divorcing Elder Clients with Disabilities - November 4, 2005, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Family Law for the Elderly Client: The Dying Client in Dissolution Matters - June 17, 2005, Illinois State Bar Association

Update and Overview of Civil Practice: Service of Process - April 22, 2005 and May 6, 2005, Illinois State Bar Association

Bridge the Gap, Illinois State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:
Leading Lawyer 2013

Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Sangamon County Bar Association, 2011

ISBA Family Law Section Council, 2008 - Present
Vice Chair -2013

Mediation of Child Custody, Illinois State Bar Association April 2007

Lincoln-Douglas Inns of Court, 2005 - Present

Sangamon County Bar Association
Law Day Chairman

Central Illinois Women's Bar Association
President - 2005

Young Lawyers Sangamon County Bar Association
President - 2005

Illinois State Bar Association, 1998 - Present

American Bar Association, 1998 - Present

Birth Information:
1973, Springfield, Illinois, United States of America