My Background

i loved this I am originally from Lincoln, Nebraska and am a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law.  In January, 2007, I began working at a general practice law firm in Grand Island, Nebraska where I focused primarily on criminal defense and appellate litigation.  During the course of my career, I have represented clients at all stages of criminal proceedings and have conducted dozens of jury trials.  I have also been fortunate to have had the opportunity to argue several cases in the Nebraska appellate courts.  Most notably, in conocer gente ribadavia State v. Merchant, 848 N.W.2d 630 (Neb. 2014), I successfully argued that the jury instructions issued at trial were an inaccurate statement of law and necessitated a new trial for a client who had been sentenced to a period of incarceration of 13 years.

In addition to my work in the courtroom, I have been an active member of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (“NCDAA”) where I served on the organization’s board of directors and presented at multiple seminars the organization has sponsored.  I also drafted legislation to reform Nebraska’s expungement statute that was recently enacted into law.

In short, I am extremely passionate about protecting the rights of those accused of crimes and advocating for them to the best of my abilities.  Being a criminal defense attorney is more than simply a job; it’s a way of life and I love every second of it.