Now that I've been fortunate enough to become one of the top lawyers doing what I do, I look back and see that my unorthodox path was the perfect way to get to where I am now. After achieving dual master's degrees in natural resource management and journalism, I won a fellowship to work as a marine fellow for Senator George Mitchell. After a short stint as a policy analyst for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, I realized that all of the people getting things done were lawyers. That prompted me to go to law school. During my time at Lewis & Clark, where I earned a certificate in environmental law, I started working for a plaintiff's attorney in Portland, Oregon. This gave me courtroom experience and sparked my passion to help people both inside and outside of the courtroom. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to giving my clients the best representation available. I'm proud to know that my peers now consider me one of the top attorneys in Michigan.
Office of Senator George J. Mitchell, 1990. Academic Affairs Advisory Committee, University of Michigan, 1988-1989. Ann Arbor Police Chief Civilian Award, 1987. Member, American Constitution Society. Member: Washtenaw County, Federal and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Negligence; Appellate Practice; Consumer Law; Chair, Litigation Section, 2003-2004); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Board Member and Amicus Team Co-Chair, 2005-2006); Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.