Roxanne’s background in family law, real property law, business law, and estate law gives her clients unique access to cross-disciplinary insight.  Law is divided into disciplines, but life is not.  If you are married you need your estate plan to be drafted in a way that takes family law into consideration.  If you are in need of a prenuptial or post-marital agreement you want it to be drafted in a way that takes estate law into consideration.  If you are selling real estate or your business you need an attorney that will alert you when decisions you make affect your family agreements or your living trust. They used to call lawyers like Roxanne "dirt lawyers" because they handled every aspect of your property. These days with hyper-specialization it is rare to find an old-fashioned dirt lawyer.
Roxanne started her legal career litigating, but after her first child was born in 2008 she opened her own law firm and chose to focus on negotiating contracts, working with clients on their personal and professional legal needs, and alternative dispute modalities such as collaborative practice and mediation.  She likes to say that if you see her first you won’t need to go to court later. 

  • Graduated law school with magna cum laude honors  (2003)
  • Master’s Degree in International Policy, graduating again at the top of her class (2004)
  • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Articles Editor (2003)
  • Godsey Award (2002)
  • Salutatorian (1994)   
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1998)
  • Founding President of American University’s Consumer Protection Student Association (2001)
  • Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Award (2002)
  • Myers Society Award (2002)