I grew up in Michigan, graduating from Michigan State University in 2013, as a proud Spartan. In 2014, I entered the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, where I was fortunate to experience being a teaching assistant in four classes, an editor and published author of the Illinois Law Review, as well as a competitor and coach of the Evans Moot Court competition. After graduating law school in 2017, I had to make a life decision to spend half the year shoveling snow in the Midwest or enjoying the sun in Arizona. As they say in Arizona, “you don’t shovel sunshine,” so the choice was easy for me.
I began my law career in Arizona practicing civil litigation, for both plaintiff and defense clients. I am thankful for the opportunity to work closely with clients, developing a relationship with them from the onset of a case through resolution. It is hard to describe, but helping clients with their legal issues is so rewarding for me.
Outside of work, my wife Angie and I have a beautiful baby daughter named Meadow who occupies most of our free time. When time permits, we enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with our Golden Retriever, Patrick. Feeling blessed every day.
Areas of Practice:
Trial and appellate practice in personal injury and insurance litigation, including trucking and motor carrier liability, premises liability, and tort liability; governmental liability, including § 1983 claims and municipal liability; and commercial litigation, including contract litigation and partnership disputes.
Licenses & Admissions
United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 2019
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2021
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2017
CALI Award for Excellence (highest grade) – Torts
Topics Editor, Illinois Law Review
Michigan State University
Deciphering Cryptocurrency: Shining a Light on the Deep Dark Web, 2017 U. ILL.
L. REV. 1267 (2017).