My passion for helping people as a family law advocate stems from witnessing several unfortunate incidents and their catastrophic impact at the individual and social levels. I have seen people losing hope and life while handling divorce and custody/visitation issues. I have witnessed the traumatic effect of abusive relationships and high-conflict divorces on the children involved. Before becoming an attorney, I could help those people only emotionally or financially at most. As an attorney I feel empowered to make a bigger impact in their lives; I am committed to protecting their legal rights and getting them justice.
While I was an attorney in progress, I volunteered at API Chaya and assisted in its domestic violence protection advocacy efforts. I also worked at Seattle University’s Domestic Violence Protection Order Program where I assisted clients in drafting and filing restraining orders. These experiences deepened my empathy for domestic violence survivors and fueled my passion to advocate for them. I then gained a comprehensive understanding of family law practice with a family law clinical course during law school and a clerkship at Skellenger Bender.
My goal as an attorney is to help people transition from such enormously emotional and challenging family situations to a brighter future. I aim to provide them with compassionate, dedicated, practical, and client-focused legal assistance.
Outside work, I dedicate my time to raising my 5-yo daughter. We spend time socializing, exploring parks and museums, and playing board games. During my free time, I rejoice in connecting with my friends and family, listening to Ted Talks, organizing my home, and watching inspirational movies based on true stories.
- Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Iqra University (Karachi, Pakistan)
- J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law (Seattle, Washington)
- Washington State
- Washington Bar Association