Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin since 1995, I have had my own law practice since 1997. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my practice concentrates on litigation in the areas of criminal defense (all levels, state & federal), family law (divorce, child custody/support, paternity), personal bankruptcy (and alternatives), state & municipal licensing and other areas. I am admitted to practice in Wisconsin and in both the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. I earned my B.A. at the University of New Orleans in 1991 and my J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1995. I am publshed in three of my main practice areas. I am proud to continuously earn an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau each year, and I was selected as one of the top 100 family lawyers out of all those practicing in the State of Wisconsin for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. I also received Martindale-Hubbell's Client Distinction Award for 2015 because my clients selected me as one of less than 1% of the best attorneys from throughout the U.S.A. in a variety of categories, including communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value for money. I was also recently chosen by The National Trial Lawyers for membership in top 100 criminal-defense lawyers in Wisconsin and I was named in 2016 as one of the top 19 criminal-defense attorneys in Milwaukee by expertise.com.