I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, graduating with honors, from the University of Southern California. While at USC, I studied alternative dispute resolution at The Hague, witnessing the War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic, studied aboriginal dispute resolution in Australia and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee in South Africa.
After graduating from USC, I obtained a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law, and then received my Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. At Southwestern, I received awards for attaining the highest grade in several classes and was a Second Place Writer in the Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Program. I provide pro-bono mediation services to the Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Panel and have received recognition from Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2012 and 2013. I also have a real estate license and live in Long Beach, California with my wife and two sons.