It’s no secret that lawyers are stereotyped as being money grubbing, cold, and calculated. I hate that. I care about this community and feel a responsibility to assist the people in it and advance the systems that protect those people.
Some of the most rewarding and impactful work I have done as a lawyer does not earn a fee. I have counseled more than one hundred tenants regarding housing rights in this area, and have investigated and resolved claims against slumlords and deceptive property management companies. Without taking any fee, I helped the victim of an online extortion scam have the web page removed, and prompted the FBI to issue a formal alert about online dating extortion scams.
I have also volunteered with the Eastside Legal Assistance Project, providing pro bono legal advice to individuals who cannot afford representation. Since 2015 I have been a Rule 9 Legal Supervisor to a third year law student representing college students in a wide variety of legal matters.
Outside the law, I served on the board of a local 501(c)(3) fundraising organization for six years. I am currently the Chair of the Board of local non-profit school providing specialized education.