Attorney Mediator Arbitrator
Anne brings to her practice more than twenty years of experience as an in-house commercial litigation attorney for a Fortune 500 company, almost ten years of litigation experience with major law firms, and a judicial clerkship. Her many years of experience addressing and resolving a wide variety of legal disputes involving her clients’ customers, vendors, and joint venturers enable her to look at legal problems from multiple angles and to develop creative approaches to their resolution.
Anne is a leader in the field of civil collaborative law and understands the value of interest-based negotiations in resolving disputes when appropriate. She has served as an officer in charge of public education and training for the nonprofit Global Collaborative Law Council for many years, as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section, and in other leadership roles in collaborative dispute resolution organizations. She has spoken widely on the topic before national, state, and local bar associations and numerous business organizations and firms and before students in universities and law schools.
Primarily through her work as a volunteer attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Anne has handled many family-related cases throughout her career. She is a trained collaborative divorce attorney and can handle divorce, modification, and other family-related cases, as well as some types of probate and guardianship cases, using the collaborative dispute resolution process.
A credentialed Advanced Mediator, Anne has handled scores of mediations in Dallas and Collin Counties, including cases involving contractual disputes, probate, child custody, property division, guardianship, construction, and consumer claims, among others. In the vast majority of the cases she has mediated, the parties have reached a settlement. She has also used her mediation and collaborative law skills to facilitate a contract negotiation between an employer and employee, resulting in a negotiated agreement.