October 11, 2018


When I was elected to District One of the City Council I had the privilege of representing the most diverse District in the city. The neighborhoods I represented had different issues and challenges. Some families were trying to raise children in neighborhoods with high crime and gang activity. The streets and infrastructure were old and crumbling, and there was poor …

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October 4, 2018

Family Law Bar Section

Back in the mid 90s Family Law litigation was even more hostile than it is now. That is why the Family Lawyers set up the Family Law Section of the local bar association. Things did improve. When I was president I was looking for a way to promote settlement so families did not have to go through the expensive trauma …

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September 30, 2018

Visitation Center

Family Lawyers know that when people are getting divorced they often act in ways they would not ordinarily behave. A divorce comes with feelings of rejection, insecurities, anger and betrayal. Dealing with issues like that can cause people to lash out even in front of their children. It is hard on children to watch their parents fight and during a …

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September 24, 2018


Back in the early 90s when I was a young lawyer there was a huge concern about the care for children of whom the government had taken custody, because of abuse or neglect. Child Protective Services was charged with this responsibility but because of chronic underfunding it was not uncommon for children to get lost in the system. As a …

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September 21, 2018

Know Your Candidate – Bernie

I have decided that it is important to share with the Voters events from my life that that either helped shape who I am or illustrate something about me. Today I want to share about something from back when I was in law school. At that time I kept having a feeling that I should volunteer with Big Brothers and …

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