Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, I attended the University of Nebraska College of Law from 2010 to 2013. I was active in many student organizations, including Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Women’s Law Caucus, Public Interest Law, Holistic Law Association, and the Student Bar Association. I received certifications for the Litigation Track and Basic Mediation. I am admitted to the Nebraska State Bar and the U.S. District Court District of Nebraska.
I moved to Norfolk in 2004 when I obtained a position at Bright Horizons Domestic Violence Agency, and I have been practicing in Madison county and the surrounding areas since. When I first moved to this area my practice was limited to representing victims of domestic violence; helping clients with protection orders, child custody cases, and divorces. My position at Bright Horizons was grant funded, and when the grant was not renewed I stayed in Norfolk and opened up my private practice. I started representing clients in criminal cases, and I was also able to continue working with victims of domestic violence through referrals from various local agencies. When I joined the Madison County Public Defender’s office in 2007 I added child support defense, juvenile law, and appellate practice to my professional resume. I have also represented clients in tribal courts and in federal immigration courts.
What I have learned over the years is that it doesn’t matter what type of case someone has, be it criminal, domestic, or immigration, everyone just wants an attorney they can rely on to listen, fight for them, and be there to help navigate the often confusing legal system and procedures. I am grateful to have been able to help a very diverse population with many legal needs and concerns. While my practice focuses on criminal defense and domestic relations, I have experience in many areas of legal practice.