LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Sauk County Office of the Corporation Counsel, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Assistant Corporation Counsel, June 2016 – present
Serve as counsel for Sauk County Department of Human Services. Handle all of the Child in Need of Protection or Services, termination of parental rights, juvenile guardianship, and juvenile mental commitment cases, as well as the yearly reviews of adult protective placements (“Watts reviews”). Share in a caseload of adult mental commitment, guardianship, and protective placement cases. Serve as a member of the Child Death Review Team and Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board and as an organizer of the newly formed Sauk County Drug Endangered Children team.

Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, Portage, Wisconsin
Assistant District Attorney, May 2006 – June 2016
Prosecuted various civil traffic, criminal misdemeanor and felony cases; specialized in prosecuting crimes against children such as physical abuse, sexual assault, and neglect. Prosecuted all of the juvenile delinquency, Child in Need of Protection or Services, and termination of parental rights cases. Served as co-chair of the Columbia County Drug Endangered Children team and member of the Child Death Review Team and Columbia County Connects to Prevent Substance Abuse Coalition.

Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin
Instructor, August 2012 – present
Courses taught: Legal Writing, Business Law, Employment Law

State of Wisconsin Department of Justice – Criminal Appeals Unit, Madison, Wisconsin
Law Extern, August 2005 – April 2006

Dane County District Attorney’s Office – Juvenile Unit, Madison, Wisconsin
Intern, Summers 2004 and 2005

EDUCATION

Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2006
GPA: 3.453/4.000 Class Rank: Top 15%
Dean’s List: Fall 2003, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006; 2005 Cassidy Prize for Excellence in Family Law winner; Jewish Law Students Association Co-President; Pro Bono Society Member; Student Misconduct Investigative Committee Member (Spring 2005); Public Interest Law Society Summer Fellowship Winner (Summer 2005); Lexis Nexis & Westlaw Certified

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science & Law, December 1996
Certificate in Criminal Justice

BAR ADMISSION

Wisconsin Bar (2006)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2006)
Columbia County Bar Association (2006)
Board Member & Treasurer (2013 – 2016)
Sauk County Bar Association (2016)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Horizon House Group Home, Madison, Wisconsin
Case Manager, May 1998-April 1999; March 2000-July 2003
House Manager, April 1999-March 2000

Tellurian Adolescent Services, Monona, Wisconsin
Human Services Assistant, June 1997-May 1998

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Portage Community School District: Board Committee Member (2014)
Cub Scout Pack 70: Den Leader (2008-2013), Committee Member (2008-2013)
Rusch Parent Club: President (2011-2013), Board Member (2009-2013)
Cub Scout Pack 145: Den Leader (2005-2006)
Komen Madison Race for the Cure: Stage Manager (2004-2010), Volunteer Coordinator (2000-2003)
Madison Marathon: Steering Committee Member (1996-2000)