I graduated cum laude from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. I then moved to California where I attended Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, I clerked at the Golden, Colorado Public Defender’s Office and the Santa Clara County Alternate Defender’s Office where I actively participated in the defense of one murder with special circumstances case and two death penalty actions. I was named on the Dean’s List each semester of law school for my academic achievements. In May 2001, I graduated at the top of my class with a J.D. degree.

After passing the California Bar Examination, I joined the law firm of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP in San Francisco, California where I worked as an associate in the commercial litigation group.

In June 2005, I opened up my own law practice in San Mateo County, offering legal representation to clients throughout the entire Bay area. I also joined the Private Defender Panel in San Mateo County where I am frequently appointed to represent indigent defendants charged with a wide-range of offenses. In July 2005, I attended a week long intensive training course on all aspects of criminal trial proceedings and trial preparation that included hands-on training in voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination and closing argument.

I made the decision to open up my own law practice to focus on giving those accused of criminal offenses the option of outstanding, yet affordable representation. I represent people accused of committing all different types of crimes, as well as those who have been charged with violating their probation. I personally supervise all legal matters handled through my office, provide clients with my personal cell phone number and am available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

I am a member of the State Bar of California, the California Public Defender’s Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the San Francisco Bar Association and the San Mateo County Bar Association.

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Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • California Public Defender’s Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice


  • Santa Clara University School of Law - J.D.

    Dean's List

  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana - B.A., Political Science

    cum laude

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