I am a sole practitioner with my practice in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. I opened my law practice in November 1993 with the goal of providing individuals with zealous, thoughtful and reasonably priced legal services. I represent individuals all over the Low Country but primarily in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Over the years, my practice's emphasis has increasingly focused on family law-especially divorce, alimony, property division, child custody and child support-though I also handle personal injury, criminal law and appeals. I practice family law because I believe it is important to help parents develop and maintain relationships with their children and to help spouses preserve their lifestyle when their marriage is no longer working.
My belief is that clients are best served when I provide dual roles as their lawyer: counselor and advocate. In the counselor role (which is always private), I try to guide clients to engage in ethically and legally correct behavior and develop and pursue realistic legal goals. In the advocate role, I zealously pursue client goals in my dealings with other parties, attorneys and the court. In providing both counsel and advocacy to my clients, I believe I can help them achieve these important goals. I have an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
In 2009, I undertook a formal 40-hour program in Family Law Mediation Training offered by the South Carolina Bar and am certified as a Family Court Mediator with the State of South Carolina. In 2012, I attended Advanced Family Law Mediation training. If you are interested in having me mediate your family law dispute, please contact my office. Let me put my experience to work for you in helping you resolve your most important domestic issues.