I graduated Touro Law Center in 1995, Magna cum laude, 3rd in my evening class. I worked for two private firms before opening my own firm in 2000. Since then I have been in Patchogue where my practice focuses on matrimonial and family law issues, real estate transactions, estate planning and probate and adoptions.
Since January, 2014 I have also been the Justice for the Village of Patchogue. I was appointed to fill an unexpired term in January and elected for a full term in March, 2014. I am now running for re-election which election will be held in March, 2018.
As the Village Justice I hear a variety of matters, including vehicle and traffic matters, building and housing code violations, village ordinance violations and parking tickets. I also officiate many weddings, both in the courtroom and off-site as well.
Prior to becoming an attorney I was a medical center director and a counselor. I have a BA in psychology from SUNY Oswego and a Masters degree in psychology from C.W. Post Center.
I also volunteered briefly for the NYS Assembly where I reviewed and drafted legislation regarding children and families.
I am a long-time member of the Patchogue Rotary club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
I joined the Suffolk County Women’s Bar association while a law student and have continued that membership to date. I served as a Board member for three years and as Secretary.
I have been a member of the Suffolk boat Club for 32 years and served as the Financial chair for 15 years. I was appointed to the Advisory Council to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and still sit on that Board.
I have been married for 32 years to my wonderful husband Jim and we have one daughter who is to be married in June, 2018. I believe that my diverse background and experience benefit me on the bench. I look forward to the challenges ahead and to serving Patchogue Village for four more years.
I thank you for your support.