I was born in Surrey BC, a municipality just outside of Vancouver BC. I attended and graduated Simon Fraser University and then headed south to Seattle University for Law School. After law school i headed to Bellingham in order for my family and children to be close to my parents who reside in the Vancouver area. As a result of this heritage and close proximity to the Canadian border I have created a sub-specialization, if you will, of immigration consequences for DUI and alcohol related convictions with respect to Canadian Immigration. The Canadian collateral consequences associated with a criminal conviction in the USA, is largely unknown to the average person. While it is possible to visit Canadian provinces with a criminal conviction it usually requires the passage of at least 7 seven years. However, that can be reduced if the right steps are taken during representation.
When I am not working I spend my time with my family, watching and attending the Vancouver Canucks, and working out at the gym. While the gym can hardly be considered fun it is necessary to maintain good health and balance in life. if there is any time left after all of this I enjoy the most recent Grisham novel and getting lost in the fiction of law.