"I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I remember being an eighth grader and telling my mom that I was going to be the first attorney in our family. I have not wavered in my decision since then.
After I graduated from law school, I practiced workers compensation and landlord-tenant law. Seeking a new and different career challenge is what led me to shift my focus to family law and join the team at Hatcher Law Group.
I did not always think family law was where I would end up. I contribute this initial reasoning to my own experience as a child of divorced parents. I was not positive I could offer an unbiased perspective and be an effective third-party advocate for someone who was going through a situation similar to mine.
My mom raised me from the time I was four years old. Her strength was, and still is, inspiring. There were definitely challenges but my mom worked incredibly hard to provide a good life for me. She and my grandparents made sure I always felt loved and supported. It could be, and at times still is, painful to know that my dad chose not to be an active part of my life, but my family taught me to be courageous and gracious when it would have been easier to feel defeated.
The lessons of my childhood and the way in which my mom handled the stress of being a single parent serve as constant motivation, both personally and professionally. Even though family law was not how I first imagined my career progressing, I now believe that it is a natural calling. I realize that my personal experience is a beneficial tool in my practice approach. It allows me to relate to parents and children on a level that may not have been possible if my story were different.
My goal is to be a compassionate and steady advocate for my clients while fulfilling the role of a practical advisor. A divorce, child custody dispute or any other domestic related issue can be one of the hardest things a person will endure. I am hopeful that my life experiences combined with my legal knowledge will help families resolve their conflicts and achieve stability and happiness in the end.”