J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2001
magna cum laude
B.A., University of Washington, 1996
magna cum laude
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Joined Firm, 2002
Equity Partner, 2004
Board of Directors Member, 2007-2014, Vice-Chair, 2013-2014
HONORS & AWARDS
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell® for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Superb 9.4 Rating by Avvo™
Named to the 2006 and 2008-2015 Rising Stars lists for Real Estate Transactions by Washington Super Lawyers™
Named among “Top Women Attorneys” by Washington Super Lawyers™ for 2012 & 2013
Named “Partner of the Year” for 2010 by Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Named “Top 40 under Forty in South Puget Sound” for 2009 by The Business Examiner™
Named “2008 Chapter Member of the Year,” Washington Women Lawyers
WSBA RPPT Executive Committee, 2019 – Present.
Tacoma Art Museum (2011-2017): Board Member, Board of Governance Committee Member & Audit Committee Member.
Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region (2008-2014): Board Member & Finance Committee Member.
Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers (2002 – 2011): Board Member, Past President, and WWL State Board Liaison.
Highline College Foundation (2004-2010): Board Member and Finance Committee Member.
ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
Speaker at Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Washington State Conference, held November 30, 2017 & December 1, 2017 on the topic of, “Real Estate and Land Use Concerns in the Cannabis Industry.”
Speaker at Meydenbauer Center, CBA Educational Forum, May 10, 2016 on, “Landlord Concerns and Practice Tips in the Cannabis Industry”
Speaker at Medical & Recreational Cannabis in Washington State Conference held December 8 & 9, 2015 on the topic of, “Real Estate Concerns in the Cannabis Industry.”
Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference held July 30, 2015 on the topic of, “Landlord/Tenant Issues and Concerns Regarding Criminal Exposure and Asset Forfeiture.”
Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference held May 28, 2015 on the topic of, “Negotiating Tips for Real Estate Lease Transactions in the Marijuana Industry.”
Speaker at Cannabis in Washington State Conference,held December 3-4, 2014, on the topic of “Real Estate and Land Use Law”
Speaker at the 2009 Annual NALS Convention held January 11, 2009, on the topic of “Foreclosure Law 2009.”
Speaker at the Washington Condominium Law Seminar, held October 7, 2005, on the topic of “Creating and Converting Condominiums.”