About Me


  • I was born in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • I grew up in Freeport, Texas.
  • I attended college in San Antonio for three semesters and in Houston for one semester.  After I quit college in 1967, I lived in Houston for two years before moving to Denver, Colorado.
  • I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1978 in Urban Studies with the notation “With Distinction”
  • I worked my way through college and law school.
  • I was licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in May, 1985 and my license is in good standing.
  • I am a member of the Houston Bar Association and have served on several committees.
  • I am a member of the State Bar of Texas and have served on numerous committees over the years including six years on the District 4A Grievance Committee.
  • I am a member of the State Bar College.
  • I am a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar.
  • I have had extensive Collaborative Law Training, both basic and advanced, under Chip Rose, Pauline Tesler, Stu Webb and Sherri Slovin Goren.
  • I was the founder of the Alliance of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys, am its former President and am presently on its Board of Directors Ex Officio.
  • I am a member of the Gulf Coast Collaborative Law Network and serve on its Executive Committee.
  • I served as Trustee of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Inc. and  as the head of its Website and Newsletter Committee 2003-2008.
  • I am a member of the Executive Forum, a group of female entrepreneurs, in which I have held numerous offices, including President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • I was the Executive Forum’s 2001 Woman of Excellence honored by the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
  • I have served on numerous civic associations.
  • Though I have always been a litigator, the vast majority of my cases settle before trial, with or without mediation.  Thus, my trial practice parallels the national statistics which indicate that 93%+ of all cases settle out of court.

You may also view my formal resume online.

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