About

A Little About Me

My path to becoming a Creator-Focused Immigration Attorney has been a winding one.

It started with the headphones and my mom's old records as a toddler. Since age 6, I wanted to be a "rock star." My hairbrush mic still comes out once in a while.
I eventually realized my talents are better suited behind-the-scenes.

 It continued with Air Supply, Tiffany and New Kids on the Block I'd track American Top 40 every week. My cousin and I started a girl group called "dream girls" at age 10 (a terrible name).

Then I grew up.

Active involvement with local music in Orlando and Boston, working for AFI FEST in Los Angeles for several years, and general immersion in the Arts (writing, music, photography, movies, and all things creative) for the whole of my life has prepared me for the greatest role of my life:
Immigration attorney to
Creators, Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

Equal to my love for the arts is my passion for history, the Constitution, the law, and protecting the rights of the People.  
The travel ban issued in 2017 set me on the path to becoming an immigration attorney. I was one of those lawyers you heard about on the news working tirelessly to help foreign nationals stranded outside the U.S. or being held in custody or being sent back home.

Then I spent some time in Dingle, Ireland, a community filled with creators - traditional irish music blaring out of the numerous pubs all the time - the writers, the painters, the photographers. This is where I put together Immigration and Art.

And Your Virtual Advocate was born.

I want to help the Creators, Innovators and Entrepreneurs bring their talents to the U.S., and make sure the mandate to bring international culture into the U.S. remains in tact.

licensed in Washington State.
immigration & copyright services available worldwide.
All others Services available only in WASHINGTON STATE.

I believe in equal access to justice and the legal system.

This is why I became an attorney.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

These two factors allow reduced fees and less burdensome methods to meet with an attorney, resolve legal matters, or get the help needed in self-representation.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

This is a driving force behind my business model of limited scope legal representation and the virtual law firm.

These two factors allow reduced fees and less burdensome methods to meet
with an attorney, resolve legal matters, or get the help needed in self-representation.
 
My professional background is comprised of over 20 years of legal, compliance, managerial,
project and client relationship management experience. This background includes
in-house and law firm experience handling civil litigation cases, negotiating
and drafting agreements, handling licensing, privacy and data security matters,
advising on customer complaints and fraud investigations, analyzing complex
research, providing risk assessments, and managing teams. 

I have managed talent as the director of a model and talent agency in Orlando and Los Angeles, facilitated corporate
partnerships for AFI FEST, and volunteered with civil rights organizations.
My exposure to a variety of business functions makes me well-suited to assist
small businesses with their legal challenges or risks.  

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston in 2004. 
I received my Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law in Orlando in 2012. 
During law school, I studied international intellectual property law at University College Dublin
and received a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. 
I was the Vice President of the American Constitution Society chapter at Barry Law.
I am licensed to practice law in Washington State.

Aside from my love of all things entertainment and law, I love to travel. 
I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lived in Boston, Orlando, and Los Angeles. 
My current second home is in Dingle, Ireland, where I've spent time this
past year getting to know and love the town and its people, and particularly
its  traditions and artistic community.

 Above all, I cherish loyalty, open communication and integrity.  I always keep these traits in the
forefront of a business relationship, holding myself and others to high standards.

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