University of Illinois, B.S., Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, cum laude, with distinction, 1991; University of Illinois, M.S., Biology, cum laude, with distinction, 1993
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1996, Illinois
Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations; American Inns of Court; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Defense Research Institute (Civil Rights Seminar Committee); United States District Court of the Central District of Illinois (Local Rules Committee).
McArdle v. Peoria School Dist. No. 150, 2011 WL 2214759 (C.D. Ill. 2011); Heyde v. Pittenger, 633 F.3d 512 (7th Cir. 2011); Legg v. Pappas, 383 Fed. Appx. 547 (7th Cir. 2010); Gayton v. McCoy, 593 F.3d 610, 81 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 538 (7th Cir. 2010); Brandon v. Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc., 2010 WL 4705513 (C.D. Ill. 2010); Thomas v. City of Peoria, 580 F.3d 633 (7th Cir. 2009); Idahosa v. Despines, 275 Fed. Appx. 545 (7th Cir. 2008); DeSmet ex rel. Estate of Hays v. County of Rock Island, 219 Ill. 2d 497, 848 N.E.2d 1030, 302 Ill. Dec. 466, (2006).