I am an award-winning accomplished lawyer and a devoted and strong advocate in Domestic Violence, Divorce, and Business Law.
I consider domestic violence cases to be my specialty because, over the almost 10 years litigating CPO trials, I have never lost a case. I also am a strong divorce lawyer where there is never a clear winner or loser.
I have a diverse professional background, having worked for the non-partisan U.S. Hovernmebt Accountability Office (GAO) to keep the government accountable for its many programs and funding.
Because of my federal experience I have outstanding strategic problem-solving and analytic skills to add to your case. These skills are especially useful in helping my business clients.
During the pandemic I am using video-conference, audio calls, and texting to communicate with you. The courts have made adjustments as well, and I will help you understand any potential impacts on your case.
I enjoy giving my clients sound advice, support, and hope in whatever challenges they may face.
Mrs. Davis made it a point to call me back or e-mail me on everything that was going on. Just a great level of professionalism.
1. Meet with me by phone or videoconference
2. Complete an intake form.
3. Sign a retainer agreement.
4. Pay a legal fee.
5. Provide any documents relating to your case.
6. I begin working on your case.
I have a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. I graduated from law school in 2004. I took the Maryland Bar by exam and, based on my score, I was able to waive into the DC Bar (instead of having to test into the DC Bar). I excelled and won an award in Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis and was appointed to a Univeristy of Pittsburgh law journal for two years.
I also have a Masters in Public Administration. This education gave me knowledge in management, organizations, and analytic methods. My federal experience at the non-partisan U.S. GAO (www.gao.gov) enhanced my strategic thinking, thorough analysis skills, and ability to synthesize information so that I may give my clients sound advice, provide solutions, and execute their cases effectively.
I take retainers based on estimated costs of your case. I also will use a sliding-scale-type approach for those with limited means based on demonstrated need.
After taking many legal education courses I found a calling in domestic violence, divorce, PI, and business law.
Some of my clients include:
(1) A cybersecurity company that needed contracts for its indpendent contractor relationships.
(2) People who need to enforce some aspect of their divorce judgments after their divorce is granted and their spouse does not comply with the judge's order.
(3) Small businesses who want solutions to their legal issues, want to ensure compliance with the law, or need ongoing legal advice. Preparing or providing input on contracts is a large portion of this work.
(4) Domestic abuse survivors.
(5) Individuals who want divorces against their spouses. Some have children, some do not.
(6) Allergic reaction injuries.
I am very proud of a case that I had in Fall of 2019. A woman came to me to help her get a civil protective order. She was subject to her spouse's ongoing verbal and emotional abuse, financial control. He also had pushed her recently. He was not pleasant to be around for her teenage son either.
The judge seemed to want to side with her husband (the respondent). I decided to change course in my strategy during the trial and adapt to how the judge seemed to be thinking about the facts.
It was the most difficult case yet, because of the judge. My client received a protection order, financial assistance, and use and possession of the home. Her spouse was ordered to leave the home. I will never forget this challenging, but rewarding success!
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