Snohomish County Attorney in Everett, WA
phone (425) 259-2222
fax (425) 259-20
I graduated from Seattle University Law School in 1992 as a single mother of two children. My career has been focused mainly on family, Indian, and criminal law. I currently serve clients in family law and real estate.
I am a 2010 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and I have conducted numerous jury trials as a Deputy Prosecutor and Public Defender. Also, as a Legal Aid Attorney, I successfully argued motions and trials to the bench. My goal is to ensure that my client’s due process rights are not lost and that they receive all of the protections under our Constitution that our forefathers envisioned.
I have served as a Board Member for the Loren Miller Bar Association, Pierce and King County Washington Women Lawyer’s, Pierce County Minority Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committees for WWL, PCMBA, and I was the Chair for PCWWL JEC. I also served on the Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board.
As a woman of color, I was told at 15 years old that if I became a lawyer, I wouldn’t be able to get a job as an attorney, and I should focus on a career that helped people. I often wondered how many other girls were given this message growing up and what impact it had on them.
It motivated me to succeed at all cost, and to always put faith in my clients regardless of means. I believe in the goodness of mankind, and I believe that we all deserve to be heard. Yes, the old cliché is true for me. I went to law school to give a voice to those that weren’t being heard or couldn’t voice their own struggle.
I am proud to say that I have advocated for men fighting to keep their children safe from sexual predators, for displaced elderly women fighting to protect their dignity and property from the wrath of angry spouses, for immigrant women—whose voices were silenced by years of abuse, and for people unjustifiably accused of crimes.
I continue to practice law because I love to see justice served, and I love to help people!