About Me

My husband, Mike, and I live in Newport with our daughter, Sharon.  We are both native Oregonians, and have lived in Lincoln County for more than 20 years.  We care very much about our community.  

Sharon has two adult siblings:  A brother, Pat, who grew up with us, and is now living in Eugene; and a sister, Kasie, who lives in Springfield with our granddaughter, Taelynn.  

We are a family of dog lovers, and are on our third black labrador retreiver, Trixie.

Working with people is very important to me.  Over the years, I have represented more than 1,000 clients in a variety of legal matters.  

I am committed to providing quality representation for my clients in a cost efficient and timely manner, obtaining the best possible results for them.  



1991        Doctor of Jurisprudence, Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon

1985        Bachelor of Science, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon

                Double Major:  Economics; Business and Administrative Studies


Continuing Legal Education

Have completed more than 225 hours of Continuing Legal Education credits related to the domestic relations field.



2013-Present    Civil Practice Specializing in Domestic Relations

2009-2013        Chief Deputy District Attorney, Lincoln County

                         Chairperson of Elder Abuse Team; Disabilities Abuse Team; and Sexual Assault Response Team

                         Member of Lincoln County Major Crime Team; and Lincoln County Crash Team

1997-2009        Civil Practice Specializing in Domestic Relations

1993-1997        Lincoln County District Attorney's Office

1991-1993        Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

1987-1991        Financial Analysis

1986-1987        Bank Liquidation

Service Work

2015-Present    Appointed Member of Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board

2006-2014        Elected Member of Oregon State Bar Family Law Executive Committee

2012-Present    Member of Lincoln County Foundation Board of Directors

2001-Present    Member of Rotary International

2011                 Member of Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Subcommittee

2001-2003        Member of Oregon State Bar Local Professional Responsibility Committee

                         (Lawyer Discipline) for Polk, Lincoln and Benton Counties

2004-2008        Member of Eureka Cemetery Board

1994-2005        Coach, Newport High School Mock Trial Team

1996                 President, Lincoln County Bar Association