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Attorney Of Counsel


Founder and Managing Attorney - Sterling Law Office from March 2001 to December 2021.

Attorney - Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Family Law Unit 1986 to 1997.

Attorney - Spater, Gittes & Terzian 1981 to 1986.

Juris Doctor - The Ohio State University College of Law 1980.

Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude -Ball State University 1975.



Member of the Michigan Bar since 1998.

First admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1981.

Family Law Section and Representative Assembly.

Leelanau County League of Women Voter’s.

Founding member of Empire Area Community Center.

American Immigration Lawyers Association from 2005 to 2009.

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association from 2004 to 2008.

American Civil Liberties Union.

Northwestern Michigan Chapter Board Member from 2003 to 2009.

Village of Empire Zoning Administrator from 1999 to 2005.

Ohio American Civil Liberties Union, Civil Liberties Award 1996.

Ohioana Library Honoree 2000.

Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Ohio from 1990 to 1991.

National Lawyers Guild.

Columbus Bar Association from 1986 to 1998.


Success Story



Your time was always well spent on necessary research, preparation, all areas pertaining to my case - often beyond my expectations, always with beneficial results.  Your advice and forethought plus experience was appreciated.  Under such emotional circumstances it was a great comfort to put my trust in your judgment.

- Divorce Client
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