Areas of Expertise

  • Business Litigation
  • Family Disputes
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Public Service

Judge Pro Tem (Small Claims), Los Angeles County Superior Court
(2008-2012)

Pay Panel Mediator & Volunteer Neutral, Los Angeles County Superior Court
(2009-2013)

Founding President of the Board of Directors, Outpost for Contemporary Art
(2003-2005)

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity (Guatemala)
(2001)

Volunteer, California Lawyers for the Arts
(1999-2001)

Volunteer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital (ER)
(1999-2001)

Published Books

Author, “Coaching Your Client: A Lawyer’s Guide for Improving Communication and Client Outcomes,”
ABA Publishing, April 30, 2015

Author, “Healing Conflict,”
CreateSpace, April 10, 2012

Published Articles

Author, “5 Secrets to a Successful Law Practice,”
Attorney-at-Law Magazine, October 2016

Author, “The art and science of business development,”
The Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 15, 2016

Author, “Finding New Perspectives on Time to Help Improve Productivity,”
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, May 2016

Author, “You as a Lawyer-Coach: Three Professional Coaching Techniques for Improving Client Communication and Client Outcomes,”
WLALA Newsletter, February 1, 2015

Author, “Ten Strategies for Managing Stress,”
ADR Times, June 30, 2013

Author, “The Tipping Point,”
ADR Times, May 21, 2012

Speaking Engagements

MCLE Presenter, “Self-Care & The Lawyer,”
BuchalterNemer, January 24, 2017

MCLE Presenter, “Self-Care & The Lawyer,”
Loeb & Loeb, LLP, October 27, 2016

MCLE Presenter, “Self-Care & The Lawyer,”
South Bay Bar Association, October 25, 2016

MCLE Presenter, “Self-Care & The Lawyer,”
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, October 13, 2016

MCLE Presenter, “How to Create a Fulfilling Attorney-Client Relationship,”
Beverly Hills Bar Association, September 20, 2016

Presenter, “5 Strategies for Creating a More Profitable and More Fulfilling Law Practice, With Less Stress,”
Webinar, August 31, 2016

MCLE Presenter, “How to Create a Fulfilling Attorney-Client Relationship,”
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, June 30, 2016

MCLE Panelist, “Self-Care & The Mediator,”
Southern California Mediation Association’s 27th Annual Fall Conference, November 7, 2015

Presenter, “How to Create a Fulfilling Work Environment,”
Center for Civic Mediation, October 22, 2015

Presenter, “How to Uncover Your Client’s Hidden Needs & Motivations,”
Fox Rothschild LLP/Commerce Bond, June 19, 2015

Presenter, “How to Connect With Clients,”
Teleclass, May 13, 2015

Guest Lecturer, “Mindfulness and Other Coping and Stress Management Techniques to Help You Get Through Finals,”
Southwestern University School of Law, January 31, 2015

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Coaching Federation
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles