I worked in the trenches of family law litigation and probate for over a decade, and I’ve seen the destruction it can bring to already difficult relationships. My passion is in helping families bring peace into their daily lives, and avoid anguishing complications for their loved ones when they pass on. While there are times when litigation simply can’t be avoided, I have devoted my practice to helping families reduce legal expenses and retain control of their own outcomes.
I have three sons, from middle-school age through college. I very much appreciate the trials and triumphs of parenting, and respect that it is a unique journey for every parent. I have also long been an advocate for children, both in and out of court. I have a large extended family, all in close proximity, with personalities and differences too numerous to mention. When I am not busy with my practice, community involvement, or my immediate family, I enjoy spending time with them all. (Ok most of them). (Just kidding).
Angela graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, in 2005, where she was an extern in the school’s highly regarded Child and Youth Advocacy Clinic, as well as an extern for Pierce County Juvenile Court’s Court Appointed Special Advocates’ legal team. Prior to law school, Angela graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies. (Angela worked for Washington State Department of Social and Health Services between undergrad and applying for law school).
• Certified Mediator, Pierce County Center for Dialogue and Resolution.
• Member and past board member: Collaborative Professionals of Pierce County (piercecollaborativelaw.com)
• Professional Advisory Committee member: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (gtcf.org)
• Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in dependency proceedings, Pierce County. (piercecasa.org)
• Board Member: Pass the Rock, a non-profit organization focused on getting sports equipment into the hands of disadvantaged youth.