Marcy relishes her work as a mediator and collaborative professional and is committed to helping clients create lasting agreements without stepping foot in a courthouse. When working as a consulting attorney, she provides legal advice and support to a client who is in mediation with a different mediator. When representing clients in a cooperative negotiation, she works toward settlement with the other party or the other party’s attorney.
Despite the many legal options that allow clients to avoid family law court, Marcy understands that sometimes clients do need to step foot in the courtroom. In such cases, she advocates with integrity and an eye toward minimizing the potential negative effects of the adversarial process on families.
Marcy has a strong background in conflict resolution, having trained for years with the Bay Area Non-Violent Communication Center and the Center for Understanding in Conflict. She draws on her many years of experience and training to determine the approach most appropriate to her clients’ circumstances.
Marcy earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and her JD from the King Hall School of Law at University of California, Davis. She has guest lectured on family law mediation at UC Davis Law School and has enjoyed teaching communication techniques to other attorneys as a presenter for Continuing Education of the Bar.