PREVIOUSLY ADMITTED PRO-HAC VICE
Loyola School of Law
– J.D. Juris Doctor
I was born in a small town in Indiana and grew up as a gymnast and pole vaulter. I went to college at the film school at University of Southern California where I first fostered my passion for storytelling. I was also a Yell Leader for USC and remain a diehard college football fan and Trojan (FIGHT ON!). After college, I decided to use my best asset (my mouth) and took a job selling pharmaceuticals. What a mistake! Realizing I wasn’t actually helping anyone but corporate shareholders, I decided to attend law school.
While attending Loyola Law School, I discovered trial work and tried out for the nationally recognized Byrne Trial Team. During my time on the team, I picked up a national championship in Trial Ad from the National Trial Competition against every other accredited law school in the country. I also met my dear friend, Courtney Rowley, who I’ve been trying cases with ever since.
About ten years ago, I, myself was the victim of someone’s negligence that has left me with a permanent injury and disability. As a result of my struggles, I took a break from the law. I sold my house and bought an Airstream trailer. For the next two years, my wife and I traveled the nation taking in the natural beauty and wonder and relearning what was most important to us. Then, I got a call from Nick Rowley, asking me to come back to the practice and join him at Trial Lawyers for Justice. That’s not an offer you can say no to.
Since then, I’ve become a primary instructor at Trial by Human and I try cases nationwide. I’ve learned that my disability and my experience are not a limitation, but a superpower in assisting my representation of permanently injured clients. I still hold on to all those lessons in my life today. If I’m not in trial or teaching, you’ll probably find me in my Airstream with my wife, Brandi and my Maltese, Milo. And on Saturdays in the fall, I’ll be parked permanently in front of the TV for an entire day of college football.