Meet Your Charleston Divorce Mediator:
Divorce can be draining.
I had a high conflict divorce that left my children and me emotionally and financially drained. I learned that divorce does not have to be draining.
And, I learned that divorce mediation is the best way to get an amicable divorce.
- Negotiating a divorce settlement before a divorce case is filed is usually the best choice for the children, as well as the wife and the husband.
- Divorce does not have to include a harmful court battle between dueling lawyers.
- Money is better spent on negotiating a divorce settlement than on trying to prove who is “right” in a divorce case.
People In Divorce Matter to Me.
I am a certified Charleston Family Court Mediator with more than 40 years of experience as a divorce attorney. I use my knowledge and experience to guide couples – like you and your spouse – in negotiating divorce settlements. By choosing to mediate with me, most couples save money, complete the divorce process quicker, and get better outcomes than they would at trial.
As a neutral third-party, I will help you and your spouse negotiate a settlement of your child custody, child support, alimony, division of marital property, and other divorce issues. I will then prepare a written marital separation agreement to express the terms of your unique divorce settlement.
By quickly negotiating your divorce settlement, you and your spouse can then start the process of healing your emotional wounds and building better futures for each of you and your children.
I Will Use My Experience and Education to Help You.
The South Carolina Bar has certified me to serve as a Family Court Mediator. I obtained that certification through specialized instruction and rigorous training as required by the Bar. It is that certification which qualifies me to mediate disputes in divorce and child custody cases. Very few South Carolina family lawyers have been certified as Family Court Mediators.
For seven consecutive years (2015-2022), I have been voted Charleston’s Best Family Law Lawyer by the readers of the Charleston Post & Courier newspaper. I was also voted to be the Best Mount Pleasant Family Law Attorney by the readers of the Mount Pleasant Magazine.
My formal education includes:
- Graduation with honors from the University of Colorado.
- Master’s degree in Public Administration and doctoral coursework from the University of Virginia.
- Law degree from Georgetown University.
At the University of Virginia, I received a graduate fellowship and did research with the Virginia Highway Research Council. At the Georgetown law school, I taught legal research and writing to first-year law students.
I have been admitted to practice law in Colorado and South Carolina, as well as before multiple Federal District Courts, the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. I have served for several years as a member of the Board of Directors for the local bar association. Previously, I was a member of the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Commissioner for Economics at the White House Conference on Small Business. I was also appointed to be a judge for the U.S. Department of Education Board of Education Appeals. I have been involved with numerous community activities.
In addition to my work as a divorce lawyer, my professional experience has included employment as the chief legislative assistant to a U.S. Congressman, work as a lawyer with the largest law firm in Colorado, obtaining a million dollar jury verdict for a client, representing Fortune 500 corporations in complex civil litigation, and owning law firms in Colorado and South Carolina.
I have appeared on multiple national and local television news programs, been the subject of local and national newspaper articles and magazine feature stories, and been a lecturer at continuing legal education conferences for lawyers.
In recognition of my standing in the legal community, I have been honored in many ways, including the following awards:
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