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I grew up watching my father try cases, but I didn’t decide to go to law school until I was almost through with my undergraduate studies. I graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1988 and started working with my father at his firm. In the beginning, I worked personal injury cases, but after a family law attorney left the firm, I took on his cases and my practice blossomed from then on.

I believe in fairness and facilitating stability for my clients. Family court and mediation do not have to cause unnecessary harm to the family or families involved. Over the years, I have helped many individuals and their families achieve balance and security through seeking fairness and focusing on what’s right for their children.

My top priorities when working family law cases

Just like your family is a top priority for you, I set priorities for each case to pursue an outcome best suited for your family. These priorities are,

  • The best interest of the children involved comes first
  • Counseling parents when they try to use their kids as a tool against their spouse or partner (either former or present)
  • Maintaining empathy and respect for my client's personal situation

As a family law attorney, I believe in the importance of confidence and discretion. Whether the situation is combative or civil, I respect my client's emotions and vulnerable position. No two cases are the same, but my clients often come to me with similar emotions. They are fearful, angry, frustrated, panicked, and sometimes all of the above. It is not only my job as their family attorney to take care of their legal needs but also to take care of their personal well-being throughout the course of their case.

Rather than ratchet things up, I encourage stability and a sense of fairness.


My strengths as an experienced family law attorney.

My experience in family law has given me specific strengths that help me work for my clients best interest.

  • I spend a lot of time with my clients.
  • I listen to my clients’ concerns and needs.
  • I encourage my clients to express their feelings openly.
  • I do not take the same approach with every case. If I feel the client wants to hand their case off so they can put their focus elsewhere, I take charge. But if a client wants to be involved, I will work collaboratively with them and help them know what steps to take on their own.

Deciding on a family attorney is an important decision. Considering their strengths and focus areas can help give you clarity. I am always developing new strengths with each case I take, and I will always put those strengths to work for you and your family.

Types of family law cases I handle

Family law is a very wide area of the law. Because of this, I choose to focus my skills in order to offer expert legal representation to my clients. I take cases that involve the following:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Modification of Prior Agreements

Each of these types of cases allows me to help families find stability; help families receive the means necessary to take care of their children; to give relief in tumultuous situations; to help couples grow their families through adoption. Helping people is what keeps me coming back to work. If I make a difference in just one life, that is enough to be proud of my work.

I am proud to serve Southern Texas — Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Victoria, The Valley, Laredo, etc. — and help my community by providing quality legal service to families and individuals.

If you are in need of a family law attorney in Southern Texas, reach out to me and schedule a free consultation. I will help you through this time so you can move forward and focus on being happy.

Bar Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1992
  • US District Court, Eastern Texas District, 1991
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas 1991
  • Texas State Bar, 1988

Education

  • St Mary’s School of Law, 1988
  • Concordia Lutheran College, 1984

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association, 1993-94
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Board Member of Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Member or Corpus Christi Women’s Bar Association