Helen's practice includes the following areas:

♦  Disputes with insurance companies.  Helen has worked on major insurance matters on behalf of policyholders, and stands ready to assist those affected by the recent fires in resolving disputes with insurance companies.

♦  Employment litigation or claims.  Many clients consult Helen when they feel they have been treated unfairly at work. Perhaps they have been denied overtime pay, or meal or rest breaks. They may be the victims of wrongful termination. Or they may need help understanding and evaluating a proposed severance agreement. Helen can help in all of these instances.

♦   Business advice for employers. Helen routinely consults with small employers on issues relating to compliance with relevant employment laws, including wage and hour law.

♦   Business advice and disputes.  Helen has years of experience in commercial litigation and litigation counseling, including contract claims, employment issues, litigation avoidance, arbitration, mediation, and construction disputes.  She has provided advice to Fortune 100 companies as well as small locally owned businesses and non-profits.

♦  Wills and related documents.  Many clients do not need complex estate planning documents.  Helen focuses on preparing wills, durable powers of attorney and health care directives for individuals and families who have relatively small estates or who have clear and simple plans for the distribution of their assets and  to provide these important documents at an affordable costs.

♦  Special education and student discipline. Helen represents student facing expulsion and is frequently able to achieve more favorable results. Helen also represents families addressing special education needs of students with disabilities and works collaboratively to resolve disputes with charter schools or school districts to insure that appropriate services are provided to each student.