After seventeen years as an enlisted soldier (thirteen on active duty and four in the Texas National Guard), I left the military and completed my undergraduate degree. I began working for a law firm in Fort Worth, and I continued working at the firm while I attended law school. Following graduation, I practiced complex business litigation at the firm for several years. I missed military service, and felt called to serve again. In 2007, I rejoined the Texas National Guard as a Judge Advocate.
I deployed to Iraq in 2008 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In preparation for deployment, I gained valuable experience in wills, estates, and family law matters while assisting soldiers with pre-deployment issues. Shorty after returning from Iraq, I accessed onto active duty. Over the next ten years, I developed a broad range of expertise in administrative law, contract law, and criminal justice. My background makes me uniquely qualified to assist service members and veterans with the variety of legal issues they face. This varied experience allows me to meet the needs of non-military clients as well.
I enjoy living in Columbia and enjoying all that South Carolina has to offer. My family and I love being close to the mountains and the beach!