The obstacle is the way.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

Known for optimism when the going gets tough and deadlines are urgent, I steer my clients and colleagues through complex employment matters and civil litigation. I take pride in my clients’ success and work diligently to achieve the best outcomes possible.

I bring a deep understanding of effective advocacy to my practice, having served for five years as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable U.S. Magistrate Judge Youlee Yim You in the District of Oregon.

During law school, I was Editor-in-Chief of the Lewis & Clark Law Review.


  • Prevailed on summary judgment on the eve of trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court in a case involving a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Draft and argue various pretrial motions in federal and state trial courts.
  • Take and defend depositions, and manage discovery in protracted and multi-party matters.
  • Analyzed complex and novel legal issues in diverse areas of civil litigation.
  • Drafted judicial opinions resolving the spectrum of motions that arise in district court, from motions for preliminary injunction to motions for relief from judgment.
  • Assisted judges in managing caseloads, resolving discovery disputes, and preparing for hearings, oral arguments, and trials.


  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2016)‎
  • Walla Walla College, Bachelor of Sciences degree, cum laude (2011) ‎


  • Oregon Federal Court
  • Oregon State Courts


  • Federal Bar Association, member (2017-present)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Cornelius Honors Society (2016)

Community Activities

  • Mock Trial Judge, Classroom Law Project (2023 – present)
  • Board Member, Oregon Federal Bar Association (2023 – present)
  • Board Member, Oregon Coast Aquarium (2023 – present)
  • Co-Editor, Employment Law Yearbook, Age Discrimination Chapter (2023 – present)
  • Moot Court Judge, Lewis & Clark Law School (2018, 2022)

Outside Interests

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