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About me

Hey friend, I'm Janie.

I'm glad you're here.

And when I say, "I'm glad you're here," what I mean is that I know you're probably feeling a bit hesitant and overwhelmed right now.  I'm not glad that you're feeling hesitant or overwhelmed, but I am glad that you're here, because I know I can help you.

Since this is my About page, I think I'm supposed to tell you when I graduated from law school and passed the bar exam.  I did both of those things, in 1997.

If that seems like a really long time ago, I agree.

What that means for you is that I've been handling contested divorce, custody and support cases like yours for over twenty years, and I know my way around Probate and Family Court.

But this really isn't about me, is it?  This is about you and what you need right now.

I'm guessing you want to know that the lawyer you choose to hire is going to take care of you, and know how to help you.

I'm guessing you want a lawyer that will be responsive to you, and available whenever you have a question.

I'm hoping you want a lawyer that will give you honest, practical advice, even when she knows it's not exactly what you want to hear in that moment.  If that's not you, then you should click away from this page because I'm not the right lawyer for you.

If the earlier description resonated, then we're probably a good fit.

But don't take my word for it, scroll down to see what some of my clients have to say, and then keep scrolling to learn more about how I can help you right now.

Meet my Awesome Clients. . .

. . . and see what they say about me. . .

I wanted to thank you for the hard work and honest effort that you put forth in doing a tremendous thing for my son and I.  I decided to let some time pass before I wrote so that I could say truthfully that life has been much calmer, more organized, simpler and both my son and I are much, much, much happier.  The confidence that I now have in knowing that I have a say in my son’s life, I have him when I am supposed to have him and the fact that he finally has some consistency on a day-to-day basis is beyond words. . . Without all of your advice, attention, professionalism and character, I’d still be lost.

- from a client after we resolved his paternity/custody case

I just wanted to take a second to thank you for all you have done these past couple days. You have kept me calm, been very prepared, and generally as good as anyone could’ve asked for.

- from a client after his custody trial

I know how extremely busy you must be as you are one of the finest lawyers I have ever met but, I cannot -- and will not -- start the next chapter of my life without thanking the one person who made it possible.I am a person who had to make important decisions throughout my career with usually no one to guide me other than my training and knowledge. I was confident and sure of my decisions. I found that in you. . . My faith never wavered in your ability. You put me at ease. . . I will never forget at some of my darkest times, you showed me the light. . . I am laughing, and enjoying life again.

- from client after divorce trial

Thank you so much for everything.  You are truly an amazing lawyer.  We could not be more grateful for all of your hard work.

- from a client after resolving guardianship case

I wanted you to know how much I appreciate all of your guidance and insight you have given me through all of this court stuff thus far.  I know I have sent you emails at all hours and you have always gotten right back to me. This has been so stressful and I could have never made it this far without you! Thank you again for everything.

- from client in contested visitation case

Thank you for all you did for me. You and your staff did an excellent job and helped me through a difficult time.

- from client after resolving divorce

There is no gift I can offer you that equals the peace of mind and protection you give me each year!  My situation is difficult, but you constantly make it easier.  Thank you for being there.

- from divorce client

I truly appreciate all your hard work on my case.  You are a Great Attorney!!

- from divorce client

During my recent turmoil, you have had my back.  I respect the way in which you conduct yourself.  In addition, you are someone who genuinely cares.  Thank you for your expertise and your friendship.

- from divorce client

Janie, for the first time, I see a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel.  You rocked in Court!  I was in complete awe of how things transpired.  Thank you so very much!

- from client in contested family trust litigation

Thank you again for changing me and my children’s lives for the better today. 

- from divorce client

Please let Janie know that I appreciated everything that she assisted with yesterday.  Her professionalism shined along with her personality.  She has a way of taking the stress right out of the air and allowing me to feel that she has it under control. It was amazing.

- from client in contested visitation case

You really are the best. We are thankful to have you.

- from divorce client

Thank you for everything you've done for us throughout this messy journey to what I felt like was freedom when I received that package yesterday. . . moving forward without fear and trepidation is something we are now able to look forward to.

- from client in contested support case

Janie, all I can say is that I am soooooo happy I have you as my lawyer.  Thank you!!

- from divorce client

I don’t have the words to express my gratitude to you for all your hard work on this case for these past 2 and 1/2 years.

- from client after contested custody trial

So what's next?

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I'll be here when you're ready.

You take good care until then.