I take a pragmatic approach to helping my clients. Since a legal issue is often the most important thing happening in a client’s life at the time, I focus on providing the time and attention needed to ensure that each client understands what is going on. Because everyone’s situation is unique and their goals and values are different, I prefer to listen to my clients concerns and wishes and help them conclude what the best course of action may be. It’s not for me to impose my values on their legal situation. To that end, I see my role as being more of a facilitator, helping my clients make informed decisions about their legal matter.
I have been a Minnesota attorney since 2008, after graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to law school, I worked as a project manager at a large medical device company and, prior to that, as a software engineer for a large computer company. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota.
Over the years I’ve done legal research and/or volunteer work for numerous organizations including: The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Wills for Heroes, Simpson Housing, and Assisted Living Consumer Alliance.
Originally from upstate New York, I moved to Minnesota 30 years ago to attend college and have remained here ever since. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing basketball, and backpacking in the mountains out west.