BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Her extensive law background is as follows:

Education

• Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, 2001

• Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1997

Experience

• Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert Beaird

• Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Twila K. Rigby

• Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey L. Bushur

• Associate Attorney, Berkowitz & Cook

• Guardian Ad Litem 2004-2011

• Mediator – University Kansas City Law School

• Certified Mediator, Johnson County Community College

• Certified Instructor of English as a Second Language,

   University of Missouri-Kansas City

Awards & Honors

• 2012-2013 Rising Star, KC Business magazine

• 2009/2010 Rising Star, KC Business Magazine

• 2007 Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Publications

• Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

• Kansas City Counselor

Professional Memberships

• Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Kansas City

• International Collaborative Professionals

• Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts

• Kansas City Missouri Bar Association – Family Law Section

• Kansas City Missouri Bar Association Publications Board

• Association of Women Lawyers

• Eastern Jackson County Bar Association

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