The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
– Robert Byrne
Family is my life, so it’s no surprise that I choose to work with others’. It was the only field that felt right. Being able to speak one-on-one with a client is a necessity to understand their goals and expectations.
I don’t believe divorce is meant to tear families apart; rather it is an opportunity to allow families to work through their difficulties to reach an ideal goal they have in mind. Communication is key, and I practice what I preach. It is my mindset to work WITH clients, not for them, and I make it my practice to include them in the process every step of the way.
As a former intern for the King County Bar Association Pro Bono services, I supported unrepresented litigants to walk through their sensitive divorce and custody procedures, and those striving for third-party custody of loved ones. I learned how overwhelming even the most “simple” process could look to families, and I keep this outlook as I work with my clients. Before addressing every client as a legal issue, I maintain an understanding of the personal relationships at play and I strive to provide honest representation that will minimize the fears families are experiencing.
Family law was, and is, my only field of practice. At the Seattle University School of Law, I started my family law career volunteering to connect median income clients with attorneys best suited for their legal needs, with issues focused on custody and property and debt division. After a summer of working with the KCBA Pro Bono services concentrating on child custody, I was fortunate to work alongside a solo family law practitioner, exposing me to complex litigation encompassing high asset divorces and high conflict custody battles. After graduating with my Juris Doctor, I found my position on the Morris-Sockle, PLLC team.
When I’m able to step away from the office, I’m most likely browsing through Target, baking, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, or daydreaming about being back home in Orange County, California.
- Washington State Bar Association
- Thurston County Bar Association: Family Law and Young Lawyers Section
- King County Bar Association: Family Law Section