Firm Value Statement:  I take a practical, yet compassionate approach to each of my clients. I understand that you are facing difficult emotions and concerns. I am dedicated to helping you sift through your issues and develop a commonsense plan to provide you with a sustainable future. I have worked with a large number of families throughout the years and recognize that relationships are complex.  My commitment to developing strong relationships and offering personalized attention has always remained my highest priority.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to divorce and other family law cases that works for everyone. In a Collaborative Divorce, I will work with the team to help the parties reach a conclusion that supports their best interests.

Languages: English

Education and Degrees:

  • Juris Doctorate,   Stetson University, 1978
  • B.A., University of Miami,   1973
  • University of Oxford (UK), Advanced Undergraduate Diploma (w/Honors), 2012

Professional Licenses

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Qualified Parenting Coordinator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (1991)
  • Florida Supreme Court – Qualified Arbitrator
  • Coral Gables Bar Association (past president)
  • Member, Family Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member, National Association of Divorce Professionals

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member,  Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Member, Florida  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Coral  Gables Bar