Curiosity has driven inquiry and action throughout my life, leading to many interests. I studied neuroscience in college, worked as a first responder, and guided sea kayak tours as a sampling. My current passions outside of work are climbing and all kinds of partner dancing. As an attorney I get to fulfill my curiosity by involving myself in new ideas, interests, and questions from my clients every day.
Clients are often curious about the benefits of hiring a business attorney. My answer starts with the classically predictable attorney answer: “It depends.” Life and business have risk. A key to my legal work is advising clients of their risk and how I can minimize it.
Another aspect of my work is using my experience to generate ideas and options for clients. One of my favorite theories is the “Black Swan Theory.” For generations people believed there only existed white swans. Every time a person anticipated a swan, it was a white swan. No one had the concept of anything else. Then one day, a black swan was spotted and forever changed the idea of swans. To me, the theory is all about how we don’t know what we don’t know. I enjoy using my experience and knowledge to reveal ideas, risks, and paths that my clients would not know about otherwise.
I focus my practice in the following areas:
Willamette University College of Law
- Juris Doctor – 2021, cum laude
- Business Lawyering Institute Fellow
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
- Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
- Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management – 2021, academic honors
California State University Sacramento
- EMT-Paramedic – 2015
University of California Santa Cruz
- B.S. Neuroscience and Behavior – 2013