In 2008 I earned a Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from the University of California at Santa Barbara. This course work added to my experience by enhancing my ability to deal with the different goals of people while working toward a mutually satisfactory agreement. I take a facilitative approach so that every participant will be heard.
I have 25 years of experience in handling title insurance claims in Seattle, including 16 years in the Legal Department of Chicago Title Insurance Company and three years in the Legal Department of Pacific Northwest Title Insurance Company, now a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company. While in private practice for four years, I represented title companies and policy holders.
I am admitted to practice law in New York (1980) and Washington State (1982). I have kept up with changes in the law by actively participating in continuing legal education courses.
Real estate matters—such as boundary line issues and angry neighbors—and commercial disputes are my main focus areas, but I am available to handle a wide range of issues.