College: California State University, Fullerton
Law School: Western State College of Law
Admitted to Bar: 2014
Hobbies and interests when not working: I enjoy fishing, ice hockey and spending time with my wife and family, including my adorable golden-doodle Tucker Marlin.
Why I Love What I do:
Before I graduated college I had an unfortunate run in with local law enforcement near my home. I thought the incident was minor, but when I appeared at my local courthouse to contest the violation I was surprised to learn of the potential consequences. Fortunately a local attorney and family friend offered to take my case and was able to work out a deal and have the violation completed dismissed. I was amazed. It was shocking to me that having an attorney could make such a huge difference in my case. A few years after this incident I applied and was accepted to law school and my legal journey began.
The reason I love what I do is because now I am in a position to help others just like my attorney helped me over 10 years ago. Now I have the privilege of being an advocate for my clients to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law. The unfortunate truth is, sometimes people make poor choices or suffer from afflictions such as addiction that are beyond their control. Contrary to what others may believe, being arrested, charged with a crime, or suffering a conviction should not be a road block to future success. I always tell my clients that their current situation is only a temporary setback and I work HARD to have their case dismissed or the charges reduced. I love what I do because I love helping people and I love the law.