College Attended: University of California, San Diego
Law School: California Western School of Law
Admitted to The Bar: 2014, California; US District Court for the Southern District of CA
Other Certifications: (1) Expertise.com – “Best DUI Lawyers in San Diego, 2020”; (2) Avvo – “Top Contributor Award, 2017-2020”; (3) Avvo – “Client’s Choice Award, 2018”; (4) CWSL Community Law Project – Volunteer Attorney, 2017-Present
Hobbies and Interests: When not working: Enjoying the outdoors with my dog, hockey, basketball, baseball/softball, tennis, classic movies, sports biographies, TV crime dramas, traveling, and cooking at home.
Why I love what I do: The #1 question I always get as a criminal defense lawyer is “what is your win-loss record?” My favorite thing is to help my client’s define what “winning” is for them. A “win” can be a dismissal, a Not Guilty verdict, a sealed record, an expungement, staying out of jail, saving your commercial license, or just having someone stand beside you in front of a Judge and say “I believe this person.” No two cases are ever alike and no two clients are ever the same. As a criminal defense attorney I get to know *people*, not just names on a piece of paper. In getting to know people, I work collaboratively to figure out what their goals are for the situation and how I can best turn those goals into a reality.