B.A. Michigan State University, James Madison College, 1994
J.D., cum laude, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1999
I have expertise in the areas of wills, estates, trusts, same-sex marriage, and LGBT issues.
I joined the Cooley Law School faculty in 2005. I previously was an associate attorney with the firm of White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini, P.C., where I developed an estate planning practice for the 13-member law firm, including planning for young families, domestic partners, and estate tax avoidance. I began my career with the firm of Willingham & Coté, P.C., first as a paralegal, and then as an associate attorney.
I have experience with trust administration, federal estate and gift tax returns, and planning. I also represented conservators and guardians before the probate court.
I have served as the director of Academic Services where I worked with students and faculty to develop programming to improve student success on the bar exam. I teach Wills, Estates & Trusts.