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Originally from Dimondale, Michigan, I graduated from Holt High School. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan--the real one in Ann Arbor. GO BLUE!!!
In 1995, I joined the Michigan State Police and earned the title of State Trooper. I was assigned to the South Haven Post. As a road trooper, I enforced traffic laws and investigated criminal complaints. While working with a squad of troopers in Benton Harbor, following the riots of 2003, I was injured in the line of duty. Due to permanent nerve damage, I retired from the State Police in 2005, and I went on to law school.
In, 2006, I began my next chapter at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, I maintained dean's list status and earned seven Certificates of Merit in Property, Civil Procedure, Research and Writing, Pretrial Skills, Secured Transactions, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Advanced Writing. In 2009, I graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 3 percent of my class with a concentration in litigation.
In 2010, I was hired as an Assistant Prosecutor at Berrien County. As an attorney in the criminal division, I was responsible for handling everything from civil infractions for speeding to felony trials for criminal sexual conduct and assault with the intent to murder. I was also the acting chairman for the concealed weapons licensing board for Berrien County.
In January of 2015, I left the prosecutor's office and opened my current practice assisting and representing individuals with their legal needs. Life often presents us with problems of one sort or another, and I enjoy helping people with their legal issues. Having been both a police officer and a prosecutor, I know proper police procedures and tactics as well as the kinds of things that the prosecutor will look for in their criminal cases.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two beagles. I enjoy boating and kayaking during the summer months, and I have always been a fan of American Muscle Cars.
Contact me today with your legal needs, and put my experience to work for you. In and out of the courtroom, I can help you navigate through your legal problems. Give me a call today for a free consultation, 616-368-2029.