I have a JD from Gonzaga University School of Law, a BA from Portland State University, and I have been licensed to practice law in the State of Washington since 2010. My license # is WSBA 42506.
After 10 years of indigent defense, I opened my own trauma-informed law firm to provide services in estate planning, small business (formation and contracting), and trauma-informed HR consulting. I specifically want to serve non-traditional families (poly and non-married partners) in the area of estate planning and contracting. Estate planning is one of the best tools to ensure protection for non-married partners, not only in terms of assets but legal access (POA’s). I offer a poly specific consultation for polycules to discuss options for resource sharing and protection. While we keep working on changing laws to afford non-married partners the same rights as married couples, we have to get creative with our current legal tools to do what we can to protect the rights of non-married partners beyond the typically fraudulent concept of the “family llc.” I currently practice in Washington only. My poly-specific consultation and simple estate planning (will + POA + medical directive) are offered as flat-rate services at reasonable prices. If my rates are unaffordable for any specific person or group, I encourage communication with me to see if we can work something out. I believe in my services and I strive to be accessible to all.