My professional Attorney Profile states where I went to school, my degrees, my professional associations, awards, publications, and Nevada Supreme Court cases that are published. As the relationship between a workers’ compensation attorney and their injured worker client entails frequent client contact about personal medical and financial problems, here are a few more details about what kind of person I am.
My father was a civil litigation attorney in the small, upstate New York city of Utica. He remains my inspiration for being a lawyer. He was a gentleman and highly regarded as trustworthy, honest, hard-working, humorous, and an exceptional trial attorney. I hope that my father’s old-fashioned values are evident in how I practice law, treat my clients, and run my office.
I have been a sole practitioner, focusing on only representing injured workers in Nevada, for over 15 years. My business is helping injured workers through a serious work injury or occupational illness, but it is also my passion. I spend time every month working with other like minded claimants’ attorneys to make the Nevada work comp system fairer for injured workers. I freely offer information to injured workers and spend time almost weekly writing blog posts about Nevada law.
My office is casual in appearance, with three spoiled dogs under or around my desk. If I don’t have court, I often wear riding clothes to the office so that I am ready to ride my horse when I have a break. Despite the home-like office setting that puts most new clients at ease, my office is professional. I have two legal assistants and two paralegals to implement my instructions, and they are all kind-hearted as well as intelligent.
I’m also the mother of Jason, a legal assistant in my office, and a graduate of SDSU. He hopes to attend law school in the fall of 2014. My second son, Evan, just graduated from Brown University, and is a nationally ranked decathlete who hopes to attend medical school.
When not writing and reading for work or pleasure, I’m usually outside with the hounds and the horse.