I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. I graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Law, where I was on the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review. I quickly fell in love with East Tennessee and decided to make my home in Knoxville. I have been practicing law in Knoxville for 23 years.
I am a longtime runner and have run several ultramarathons and marathons, including those in New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris (France). I also raced in numerous triathlons, including twice in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Nowadays I enjoy mountain biking all over East Tennessee, photography, and running/hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
I am a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator. I am a member (Master of the Bench) of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court. I present continuing legal education seminars to lawyers and speak to professional organizations whenever possible. I have repeatedly been selected by Knoxville’s CityView magazine as a “Top Attorney” in the categories of Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, and Adoption. I am also trained in collaborative divorce.