My passion for criminal defense began in college. I studied Criminal Justice and Spanish at Saint Louis University. I also played rugby at SLU, and led the team to two (2) Missouri Rugby Football Union championships, defeating the University of Missouri. I interned for the St. Louis Police Department and learned police policies and procedures. I then interned at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, helping prosecute serious violent felonies. I next clerked for the Missouri Public Defender’s Office, and found my passion in defense.
After graduating from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan with honors and in the top one-third of my graduating class, I worked for a law firm in Baltimore. There I had the opportunity to represent major national banks, businesses, and individuals. I obtained valuable trial experience, and decided to open my own practice, dedicated to serving and defending the criminally accused.
Abraham Lincoln said, “A person who represents himself has a fool
for a client.”
A wise judge once said, “If you have a plumbing problem, you call a plumber. If you have a legal problem, you call a lawyer.”