Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude, law review member, 2002
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1996 (English & Religious Studies)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Memberships

  • Legal Writing Institute
  • Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers

Professional activities

I wrote two Georgia Bar Journal articles on out-of-state subpoenas and have also presented a CLE on that topic. You can see of my out-of-state subpoena resources in my free toolkit. I also co-wrote Proactive Strategies to Prevent & Defend Products Liability Cases, published in the A.B.A. Products Liability Newsletter. I participated in Bryan Garner’s Critical Reader Panels for Garner’s Modern American Usage and Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th Edition. I participated in Project SALUTE, a pro bono program to assist veterans with federal veterans’ disability and pension benefits claims, helping my client secure a disability award. I also served on the board of Caminar Latino, Inc. for three years.

Before law school

After college, I taught English at two language institutes in Santiago, Chile. Then I moved to Atlanta and, through AmeriCorps and the Dominican Volunteers, worked at Grady Memorial Hospital as the Assistant Coordinator of Volunteer Interpretive Services.

In my not-so-spare time

There are several reasons that I don’t have the time to be inefficient in my practice. I live just outside Atlanta with my husband, son, two daughters, elderly father-in-law, a yellow dog, and a brown dog. I like to read, workout, quilt, and knit. I am a member at Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, and often volunteer my time there.