Prior to opening a solo practice, I was employed as an associate attorney at a small firm in Scottsdale, where I drafted a number of estate planning and business documents. Prior to that, I was employed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney.
I received my law degree from Syracuse University College of Law where I was named to the Dean’s List, worked as a student attorney in the Public Interest Law Clinic, and served on the editorial staff of the Syracuse Law and Technology Journal.
Prior to attending law school, I attended North Dakota State University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 1999. While attending college, I was named to the Dean’s List and National Dean’s List. I was also a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.
I have been active in the community in both a legal and non-legal capacity by participating in a number of programs including Wills For Heroes, the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Paw Placement, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and charity walks. Wills For Heroes, a program offered by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and the State Bar of Arizona, offers first responders and their spouses or domestic partners the opportunity to have their wills and health care directives prepared by volunteer attorneys at no cost to them. According to the State Bar of Arizona’s website, the growth of this very popular, needed, and successful program has exceeded the expectations of everyone involved, and I’m proud to say I’ve been involved with it.
When not practicing law, I enjoy reading, crafting, and hiking. I also have an interest in the legal issues surrounding the transatlantic liners of the early to mid-1900s in general, and the sinking of the Titanic, Lusitania, and Britannica, among others, specifically.