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My Practice

Practice Areas

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  • Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Father's Rights
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Guardianships
  • Name Changes



About Me

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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 25 years.  We care very much about our community. 


Sharon has two adult siblings: A brother, Pat, who lives in Eugene, and a sister, Kasie, who lives with her husband and daughters in Albany.  


We are a family of animal lovers, and are on our third black labrador retriever, Trixie, along with a cat, Emma.  


Working with people is very important to me. Over the years, I have represented more than 1,500 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.  



EXPERIENCE:

2013 - Present

Civil Practice Specializing in Domestic Relations


2009 - 2013

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Lincoln County

      Chair of Elder Abuse Team,

      Chair of Disabilities Abuse Team

      Chair of Sexual Assault Response Team

      Member Lincoln County Major Crime Team

      Member 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 AND EDUCATION

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SERVICE WORK:

2015 - Present     

Appointed Member of Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board


2012 - Present     

Member of Lincoln County Foundation Board of Directors


2017 - Present     

President, Newport Rotary Club

2001 - Present     

Member of Rotary International


2017 - Present

1996    

President, Lincoln County Bar Association


2001 - 2014     

Elected Member of Oregon State Bar Family Law Executive Committee


2011     Member of Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Subcommittee


2004 - 2008     

Member of Eureka Cemetery Board


2001 - 2003     

Member of Oregon State Bar Local Professional Responsibility Committee for Polk, Lincoln, and Benton Counties


1994 - 2005     

Coach, Newport High School Mock Trial Team


PUBLICATIONS:

2019 

Co-Author:  Mediator Approaches and 

Ethics Chapter, Oregon State Bar Alternate Dispute Resolution Bar Book


EDUCATION:

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, and Business and Administrative Studies


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION:

More than 250 hours of continuing legal education related to the domestic relations field.  



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