Advocating for the disabled and injured is not only my passion, it is part of my family history. My mother represented disabled people in Texas long before I attended law school and became a representative myself. Growing up, I remember her striving to improve the lives of those who needed it most. Her work helped people make meaningful, lasting changes, and it shaped my desire to do so as well.
It is my honor and pleasure to help injured and disabled workers get the benefits the government owes them. Most are under the impression that they will receive their disability benefits by simply filing a claim with Social Security. This is often not the outcome. Denial rates are high through the initial and reconsideration phases of the disability determination process, which is based on a five-step evaluation. Having an attorney who specializes in Social Security law ensures that a disabled individual gathers and presents all of the crucial facts. I guide my clients through the maze of government laws and regulations while helping them understand the intricacies of the decision process. I am dedicated to winning claims and am a strong advocate through the appeals process.
Prior to becoming an advocate, I worked for the largest construction trades union in the United States. I watched employers take advantage of workers who did not know their rights or how to assert them. This experience inspires my desire to see that hard-working people receive fair compensation for their work-related injuries.
Though I am a native Texan, I have called Vermont home since 2006. I live in Montpelier with my husband, who is my law partner, and our four children. When I am not lawyering, you can find me pulling Bishop’s Weed in the backyard or trying to satiate my craving for any number of Tex-Mex dishes.
All Vermont Courts
United States District Court for the District of Vermont
Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, 2012; graduated cum laude.
Bachelor of Arts, Texas A&M University, Journalism, 1998.
Vermont Bar Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, Sustaining Member