I chose business litigation because I like the variety of issues, the complexity of the law and the competition involved. Those aspects are really stimulating to me. I went into business immigration because I have lived in two other countries and experienced how difficult and scary the immigration process can be. It’s definitely a developing area of the law, so I want to do my part to make it easier on others. I think my clients find value in the fact that I have personal experience with business immigration. I am also fluent in Spanish.
“THE FUTURE STARTS TODAY, NOT TOMORROW.”
A SIMPLE DECISION
I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. I am one of eight children (six of us boys). I never thought about becoming an attorney until my junior year of high school. One day after U.S. History class my classmate, whom I used to debate a lot, told me I should be an attorney. The idea sat with me for a while until I realized in college this is what I should do. I’m the first one in my family to be an attorney going back at least four generations. Becoming an attorney was easily the right choice for me. It’s the best way for me to use my critical thinking skills, make a living and help other people find solutions to complex problems.
- West Virginia
- Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2016-2019
- Virginia Lawyers Weekly: Up and Coming Attorney (2018).
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Board, 2018 – Present
- Board of Directors, Roanoke Valley Medical Mission (2018-present);
- Finance Council, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church (2018 – present);
- Roanoke Bar Association – Barrister Book Buddies;
- Executive Board, Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2017-present);
- Virginia State Bar – Better Annual Meeting Committee (2016-present).