In 2021, I made a big change from being in-house field counsel for eight years with one of the country’s largest insurance providers to joining McCandlish Holton’s civil litigation practice group.
Building on my experience in-house, my current practice continues to focus on general civil liability defense, including products liability and premises liability, as well as workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, and serving as general counsel.
I have conducted numerous bench and jury trials in general district, circuit court, and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and, participated in appellate proceedings before the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Yet, just as critical to my practice as trying cases, is my extensive experience with settlement negotiations and ADR practice, such as mediation and arbitration.
Some outcomes I’ve obtained:
My husband, Jeff, and I are dedicated to donating to causes like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
Our boys, Julian is four, and Gabriel is two, keep us active and on-the-go. We’re often exploring the many hiking trails and parks Virginia has to offer, or learning new things at the Children’s Museum. Travel means a lot to our family, so quick trips to our Nation’s capital, are also a favorite adventure for us.
My father immigrated to New York from Nigeria, and met my mother while they were students at Cornell University.
My three brothers are graduates of Worcester State University (WSU), where my father taught as a professor, and have earned an MD, PhD, and J.D.
I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and have a J.D.
In 2016, my family was celebrated by WSU in an event that raised scholarship funds for an underrepresented student whose goal is to work in the Worcester public school (WPS) system.
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