I was born in Kansas City, but grew up in Macon, Missouri, before coming to Columbia for college at Mizzou, the graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1998.
During law school, I clerked at the Hines Law Firm, as I wanted to stay in Columbia to practice, and was hired as an Associate at the Firm in 1998. I was made a Partner in the Firm in 2003, where I practice exclusivley in the areas of personal injury litigation and worker's compnesation. We only represent those who have been injured through no fault of their own, and are able to pick our cases and clients carefully.
I serve on the Board of KIDS' CHANCE of Missouri, a scholarship program for children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job. I have also been elected by my peers to serve on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys since 2005.
Licensed since 1998
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1998||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2010|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2009|
|R. David Ray and Jacob Y. Garrett Trial Advocacy Award||University of Missouri School of Law||1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2009 - Present|
|KIDS' CHANCE of Missouri||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Board of Governors||2005 - Present|
|Workers' Injury Law&Advocacy Group||N/A||2002 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Committee||N/A||1998 - Present|
|University of Missouri School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1998|
|University of Missouri||N/A||Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|The Workers Compensation Institute||Co-Employee Personal Injury Claims||2012|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Annual Conference||Workers Compensation Law||2006|
|The Workers Compensation Institute||Missouri's Workers Compensation Law||N/A|