Lehigh University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, 1980,
Cornell University, J.D., 1984


Connecticut Bar, 1984

Highlights of Continuing Legal Education:


Guardian Ad Litem / Attorney for the Minor Child Comprehensive Training, 30 hours, State of CT Judicial Branch, 2010
Child Development, 21 hours, Regional Family Trial Docket, 1995

Collaborative Divorce

Advanced Collaborative Streamlined Protocols 2013
Collaborative Divorce Training Certification (to teach other lawyers and collaborative professionals) 2009
Advanced Collaborative Law Training 2006
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce 2006
Intermediate Collaborative Law 2003
Basic Collaborative Law 2001


Advanced Mediation 2009
Marital Mediation 2009
Family and Divorce Mediation Certification 2003


American Bar Association Section of Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (intensive eight day advocacy course) 2004

Experience, Honors and Distinctions:

Expert Witness in collaborative divorce for civil litigation and administrative proceedings
More than 100 collaborative divorces and hundreds of mediations
Hired by divorce lawyers to serve as private masters to help settle their difficult cases
Marital Mediation since 2009
Connecticut “Super Lawyer” since 2007
Recipient, Connecticut Bar Association Letter of Commendation (for pro bono service to the citizens of Connecticut)
Special Master, Regional Family Trial Docket (contested custody cases), local judicial districts throughout Connecticut and privately for divorcing couples
Founder, several collaborative practice groups throughout Connecticut
Collaborative attorney since 2001
Divorce mediator since early 1990s
Educator including guest appearances on radio and television, newspaper columnist, instructor to law students, lawyers, pediatricians, business valuation experts and the public

Professional Memberships include:

Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group, Founding Member
The Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut, Chapter Founding Member/ Honorary Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother. Enjoy sports, travel and family.

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