I became a lawyer later in life after experiencing first hand as a single mother and business owner how helpless one can feel in a judicial system that seems out of reach to all but those with endless resources. I know what it is like to be faced with the need for legal representation having limited resources and a judicial system that is too often dismissive of those with modest means. I made a vow to never forget how terrified and helpess I felt and how differently many things in my life might have been had I had someone advocating for my rights. To prepare for my career in law I chose one of the few Public Interest law schools in the country. Their motto of "Law in the Service of Human Needs" was how I thought the practice of law should be and in that spirit in my own practice - I have adopted "Law in the service of others" as my guide.