My journey to the practice of law has been a winding one. I did not picture myself in this profession when I left college. In fact, my undergraduate degree was in Biology, with an emphasis on pre-medicine. Though I never did apply to medical school, I have applied my background in and love for science in my professional endeavors.
In 2008 I was laid off from a good job with a development company in the Willamette Valley. At that time I felt helpless to provide for my family. I decided to return to school and seek my legal degree. In 2009 I began my legal education at Willamette University College of Law. Three quick years later, I graduated magna cum laude. Through all the work and pressure, I never forgot that feeling of dread that came with the helplessness of losing my job.
I began practicing law after passing the bar in 2012. I chose the practice of criminal law for many reasons, but not least of these was the desire to help people in that place of helplessness and fear and to give them hope by providing solid counsel and fervent advocacy. Though my practice has expanded to include probate and estate planning, this approach remains.