I have been a successful trial lawyer in Thurston County for over 40 years.  I enjoy fighting for my clients’ rights in the Divorce process.  My only job is to do a good job for you.  I have learned that the best results for my clients are often won by skilled pre-trial negotiation rather than in the actual trials.  I believe that the shortest road to a good settlement is thorough trial preparation and hard work.  And if negotiation is not effective, I am always ready to go to trial.  That is why the American Trial Lawyers Association presented me with their national award for “Excellence”.

I limit my practice to Divorce and Family Law.  I concentrate on cases involving high value assets, disputed child custody, and complex litigation.  These are difficult cases that require skilled legal counsel with hands on business experience.  I am proud of our record of success in handling thousands of these cases.  I listen to my clients.  I work closely with my clients to learn your primary goals and areas of concern.  We then work together to develop a litigation plan to accomplish your goals and resolve your concerns.

In addition to my law practice, I created and own ThunderBay Property Management, a land development, construction, and property management company, and CFS Investments, LLC.  I have developed subdivisions and built hundreds of homes and several office buildings which I manage.  I enjoy both careers.  I find the combined experience I have gained in the practice of law, and management of my companies, gives me a stronger background to help my clients.

After obtaining an Honors degree is in History and Psychology, I was admitted to the University of Puget Sound School of Law where I graduated with High Distinction.  I am honored to be admitted to practice law in the:  State of Washington Superior Court; Court of Appeals; and Supreme Court; Federal Tax Court; and the United States of America Federal District Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court.  

When not working I am playing.  I travel internationally, sail, dive, ski and ride my Harley.

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