I have been practicing law in Alaska since 1977. Since 1991 my practice has focused on issues involving divorce, child custody and child support. Earlier in my career, I represented clients in commercial, business and real estate transactions and litigation. Consequently, I have the experience to handle contested divorce cases with complex financial or business valuation issues such as establishing the value of a closely held corporation using recognized valuation methods. I have worked with experts in the fields of accounting and business valuation, including a business appraisal expert who is a partner in an accounting, tax and business advisory firm with a global presence.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce, property distribution, child custody and child support litigation, from inception of case through settlement or trial
  • Collaborative Divorce Law cases
  • Premarital Planning: Premarital Agreements
  • Civil appeals involving business, commercial and family law cases

Professional Associations

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association
  • Solo and Small Firm Section of the American Bar Assocation
  • Anchorage Estate Planning Council


  • Goucher College; BA; 1970
  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association