Practice AreasCriminal Defense
Before entering law school I served in the US Navy for 10 years. During my service, I attained the rank of First Class Petty Officer as a nuclear-qualified electrician. I was stationed at Pearl Harbor and on an Aircraft Carrier out of San Diego. I was awarded the Good Conduct and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medals. I was able to use my educational benefits to earn my undergraduate and law degrees
In Law School I focused on Oregon Criminal Law in order to hone my skills and knowledge in preparation to specialize in defending the rights of the accused. I believe in an accused’s constitutional rights and I am committed to upholding our vital protections and equity in the criminal justice system.
My first experience in Oregon criminal law was with solo practitioner. I participated in evidence review and the development of arguments for trial in Multnomah County and a Measure 11 case in Washington County. Subsequently, I interned here at Harris Velázquez Gibbens working with dozens of clients in the Early Case Resolution program of Washington County appearing in court hundreds of times and achieving fair and just resolutions to charges. I was able to prove my value to clients and the firm and was hired as an attorney upon my graduation and successful passage of the bar exam.
It is my job and my pleasure to ensure the best possible outcomes for my clients. Being charged with a crime is stressful and unpleasant, unfamiliar to most and likely intimidating. I will work to alleviate these aspects of your exposure to the criminal justice system with the best research, argument, strategy, and knowledge of the law available in your case.
Portland State University. Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy.
Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law. Juris Doctor.
- State Courts of Oregon
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, playing sports with my friends, following the NBA, and trying to stay current on the news and politics.