I'm a proud native of Fort Myers, Florida, and my local roots here have helped me plan my career as a lawyer in this community. Since a very young age, I've always had a passion for helping people, especially when they are in trouble, either hurt in an accident that wasn't their fault, or some other problem that requires legal help.
I decided to dedicate my career to the practice of personal injury law, and to defending people who have been arrested for or accused of a crime. That's where I felt I could do the most good. The people I've come to know and have helped over my nearly 20 years as an attorney in Southwest Florida have been the key to shaping my goals in my chosen profession – to do the very best I can on their behalf, and to make sure their full legal rights are aggressively protected.
I began my law career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit, and am a member of The Florida Bar, the Lee County Personal Injury Association, The Lee County Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association, The Federal Court of the Middle and Northern Districts, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. I hold a Criminology degree from the University of South Florida, and attained my Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.