Candidate for Cobb County Superior Court
THE STORY: My parents were married for 55 years. My father worked for Chrysler American Motors for 43 years, and my mother was a respiratory therapist at a Veteran’s Memorial Hospital. On their modest incomes, they raised me and my six older siblings in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I developed my strong work ethic, moral compass, and sense of family from my parents.
Immediately upon graduating law school, I was hired by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit, I helped prosecute crimes against children. In 1999, I moved to West Cobb and began my career as a family law attorney. I have been in the trenches alongside Cobb County families for the last 21 years, handling such matters as divorce, custody, child support, legitimation, and adoptions.
Well before even knowing I would run for the bench, I wrote three articles that were published in The Family Law Review, a State Bar publication. In those articles, I wrote about judicial transparency, culpability, credibility, impartiality, and the need to hear the voices of those seeking relief from the court. These are not mere talking points one should say when running for office. These are essential ideals I have exhibited throughout my career and intend to carry with me to Cobb County Superior Court bench.
The practice of family law requires a patient ear. As a Judge, I will be expected to preside over a wide range of cases, including, but not limited to, criminal felonies and business, property, and contractual disputes. To me, these cases have one common denominator: One party feels as if the other has wronged them and they are seeking relief from the court. I promise to use my well-trained ear to hear every aspect of these cases before rendering a fair decision.
WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB: I met my husband in 1995. That same year, I left the DA’s office and joined him in Georgia. We married in 2003, and became the proud parents of twin daughters in 2006. In 2007, we welcomed our third daughter.
Cobb County is just a wonderful place to raise a family. From the schools, to the abundance of activities we can find in our own backyard, Cobb County is just perfect for us.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? I love helping people attain closure of whatever family, financial, or personal crisis they may be living. As a sole practitioner, I close as many as 50 cases per year. As a judge, I estimate that I can close as many as 1,000 cases per year. In short, I can do more good from the bench than what I am doing now in private practice.
LEISURE TIME: I enjoy traveling, reading, culinary arts, the theater, the opera, and ballroom dancing at the Ballroom Institute in West Cobb.
BEST ADVICE: Find something you love to do and do it well.
WHAT’S NEXT? Sitting on the Cobb County Superior Court bench for at least the next 16 years and traveling the world with my husband, children, and, hopefully, grandchildren.
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