I was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in May 1995 after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law. I worked as a prosecutor for a year during which time I completed 25 jury trials and over 100 bench trials. I left the prosecutor’s office to move to Chicago where I practiced personal injury law with the firm of Margolis & Velasco. Living and working in Chicago was a wonderful experience, but when I decided to get married and start a family, I returned to Texas. I joined my father in creating a law partnership in Wimberley where I have remained since late 1997.
I enjoy working in Wimberley where I have the opportunity to build a relationship with my clients. I have a strong moral code and a reputation for bluntness. I try to bring honor to my profession by living with integrity and being faithful to the ethical codes of the State Bar. My caseload consists primarily of family law, estate planning, probate and business formation. In the vast majority of my cases, I am able to successfully work with the other party or opposing counsel to resolve disputed issues without the need for a trial. My role is to resolve conflict, not create it.
I am an active Rotarian and a member of the Wimberley Rotary Club. As such, I consider my vocation as an opportunity to serve. I write a monthly column in the Hometown News & Views to educate the public as to their rights and obligations. I have sponsored and spoken at local seminars, libraries, clubs and events to teach individuals how to avoid potential lawsuits. I also provide a free initial 30 minute consultation with persons considering legal action to determine whether such action is in their best interest.
I am a former foster parent, and the mother of two girls. I chose to bring my foster children and daughters with me to work when they were infants and toddlers. Our office is less formal than big city law firms, but presents a professional, yet welcoming environment. We appreciate that many people come to us in a time of crisis or exciting possibilities. I strive to offer information, advice and counseling to assist my clients through life’s transitions, and advocacy when needed.