Rosemary originally wanted to work as a social worker. After taking a class in conflict resolution, she became excited about making a difference as a lawyer. Rosemary started her career practicing heartbreak law with divorcing spouses and traumatized children. She transitioned to teaching at local law schools, where she excelled at helping students grow academically and professionally. She is honored that many of these successful lawyers keep in touch with her. Rosemary moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to take a full-time job at a prestigious law school, a position she thought she would love. After one particularly unpleasant day at work, she learned that her father’s death was imminent. Rosemary cared for him until he died. She decided to quit her job and find more fulfilling work as her father took his last breath holding her hand.
Rosemary promptly returned to the Bay Area and shifted her priorities to pursue an Estate Planning master’s degree. She began working with John O’Grady at the recommendation of one of her professors. Rosemary has been a part-time research attorney for the San Mateo County Probate Court since 2019. Those experiencing loss face an unfamiliar and daunting judicial system. Rosemary’s knowledge of the inner workings of the probate court and her experience with grief makes her an empathic, compassionate, and practical estate attorney.
Rosemary earned an LL.M (Estate Planning) from Golden Gate University Law School, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her rescue dog, Cheeto, reminds her to live in the moment and walk.