After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a security specialist (military police) and later cross-trained into military intelligence. I completed his undergraduate degree while in the service and left active duty to attend Temple University, School of Law.
While at Temple,I interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office before graduating in January 1993. As an intern in the Philly DA's office I conducted numerous preliminary hearings and summary trials in the municipal court. After graduation,I joined the Berks County District Attorney's office. Within a few months, I became the senior trial attorney in my assigned criminal courtroom and assisted junior attorneys in their development as prosecutors. From there I joined an insurance defense firm and then opened his own practice in Allentown, PA with a friend from law school. By the time I opened his firm, I had thousands of hours before the court conducting motions, hearings and jury trials.
While practicing law, I maintained my membership in the U.S. Air Force as a reservist and earn my commission to Second Lieutenant. At the end of 2000 and in the beginning 2001, I began to wrap up my partnership and was called on to provide leadership and increased support to my reserve unit at Willow Grove. After 9/11, I decided to return to government service. Working for the U.S. Air Force, I dedicated myself to telling the story of the sacrifices and accomplishment of the military service members by taking media to training base like Ft. Benning, GA as well as to the combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other areas of interest to the US like the Horn of Africa.
After I retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve at the rank of captain,I did two more short stints as a civil servant for Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Navy before returning to private practice in my own office.