I’ve been dedicated to helping those not always able to help themselves since law school more than 35 years ago. My legal career in Connecticut began in the Judicial System, progressing from criminal court clerk to Juvenile Court prosecutor to Assistant State’s Attorney. After leaving the State’s Attorneys’ office, I continued litigating in both federal and state courts, and for the past 20 years have devoted myself almost exclusively to helping men, women & children with matrimonial & family law issues. I also serve as a Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Children.
As a member of my local Domestic Violence Task Force I continue to work to raise public awareness of the problems of domestic abuse. My dedication to community service includes serving as an elected Police Commissioner, a Justice of the Peace, and Town Moderator.
I understand not only the relevant law, but also the trauma clients face during life-changing events. From start-to-finish, I serve my clients by listening to their stories, answering their questions, helping them think clearly, and guiding them through the court system towards sound decisions to protect their legal rights, family and financial stability.
I understand the effects of emotional, financial & physical abuse and how to stand up to bullying. If a criminal protective order or family restraining order is needed, I will be with you all the way. I know how to look for hidden assets and I am not satisfied until full financial disclosure is made. If an issue cannot be settled amicably, I am always fully prepared to fight for my clients in court.
I will personally represent you throughout your divorce & post-divorce matters including child support, alimony, custody & visitation, domestic violence, restraining orders & property settlements. You get the personal attention you deserve. Your paperwork will never get lost and your calls will never be ignored.
University of Miami School of Law, JD 1977
Mount Holyoke College, BA 1974
Admitted to Practice:
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Executive Committee, Family Law Section
Executive Committee, Small Firm Practice Management Section
Fairfield County Bar Association