University of Missouri, Columbia, B.J., magna cum laude, with high honors, Dean's List, 1997
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D., Law Review: Environmental Affairs Law Review, Articles Editor and Staff Writer, 1999 - 2001, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2005, Missouri; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2001, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri; 2001, California
Springfield Metropolitan, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, (Board of Governors 2009-present); American Association for Justice.
Springfield, Missouri, March 11, 1976
Taylor Woodrow Homes, Inc. v. Acceptance Ins. Companies, Inc., 2003 WL 21224088 (May 28, 2003) (reducing punitive damage award in insurance bad faith case based on "State Farm v. Campbell); Wolkowitz v. Redland Ins. Co., 112 Cal.App. 4th 165 (2003) (holding that trustee could not rely on bankruptcy court's order allowing claim to establish amount of damages caused by insurer's alleged bad faith).