family law * Criminal defense * civil litigation * personal injury


Many matters in family law require some form of alternative dispute resolution which includes mediation.   Mediation is defined as intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise.   In order to be successful, it is critical for you to be aware of your options to seek a resolution in your case.   Having an Attorney that is also a former District Court Judge means that you have experience that matters in working to resolve a matter by thoroughly evaluating the issues and working hard to find an acceptable resolution.

      Personal Injury and Civil Litigation

Personal Injury  is a wide-ranging area of the law.  When you have been involved in an incident and have suffered a personal injury, you should consider obtaining the assistance of an attorney that can thoroughly analyze your case to help you obtain fair compensation for your loss. There are many types of personal injuries, and each present unique facts that should be carefully analyzed.  Attorney Trotman has the unique experience of presiding in civil courtrooms that handled a variety of civil litigation matters.   And if the matter needs to go to trial, you can be confident that you have a true trial attorney on your side.

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Criminal Defense and Traffic Matters

If you find yourself having been arrested and charged with a traffic ticket or a crime, it is critical that you work with an attorney that has extensive experience in handling these matters which can be life changing.   We have well over a decade of experience and have represented thousands of clients.    We also have the experience of handling countless bench and jury trials with great success.   Attorney Trotman's experience as a District Court Judge means that she presided and resolved thousands of cases and presided over countless bench trials.   From Federal cases, bond hearings to negotiations and expunctions, you can rest assured that  your case will be thoroughly evaluated from all sides so that you are fully educated and aware of all possible outcomes.   If your matter goes to trial, know that we will always fully,  completely and zealously advocate for you. Matters in this area include all felonies, misdemeanors, Driving While Impaired cases, and all traffic matters.    We also assist those who are seeking an expunction of criminal convictions. 

                  Family Law

Divorce.  Child Support.  Child custody.  These are issues that no one ever wants to deal with, and these issues can be the most emotional.   Having an attorney that will listen to all of your concerns and give you practical advice during this time is important.   Having an attorney that is knowledgeable about all of the complexities of the different areas of family law is paramount to a positive outcome.  You need someone who understands the needs of you and your family and will work towards the best outcome in a practical and honest manner.  Our practice areas include divorce and spousal support, child custody and child support as well as the division of marital assets and adoptions.   If you or someone you know finds themselves in a situation involving domestic violence it is important to have an attorney that has experience in this sensitive area.  Not only do we have more than a decade of experience,   Attorney Trotman is also a former District Court Judge who presided over many matters in family court.   If your matter requires litigation, you can rest assured that our extensive trial experience will be critical to exceptional representation.