As a former college football player, my competitive spirit was first cultivated through the world of athletics. When I enrolled in law school, I had every intention of becoming a sports agent, but I wound up discovering my niche through trial advocacy courses instead.
The courtroom not only has the competitive challenge I thrive on — it has given me a platform to hone many of my natural strengths. There is endless variety and intellectual rigor involved in trial, and every client presents me with an opportunity to think creatively and craft a unique strategy. I am also the rare breed that enjoys public speaking and gets a thrill out of presenting in court. Yet above all, I enjoy helping clients at some of the most stressful times of their lives.
Though I have attained many successful verdicts, the raw emotion I witnessed from the mother of one of my clients is something I’ll never forget. When my client’s mother first came to me, she was completely in despair. Her son was facing years behind bars, and she didn’t think his life would ever be the same again. After saving her son from conviction and giving him the opportunity to pursue a successful future, I watched as she broke down in tears of happiness. Knowing that I have the power to impact someone’s life so positively is a great responsibility, and it is one that I never take lightly.
The trust my clients place in me is sacred, and it guides everything I do.