I am a native of the Northwest, having lived in Bremerton, Boise, Moscow and Spokane while growing up. My family moved to Spokane when I was in high school, and I consider Spokane my hometown. I also spent time in Seattle, both at University of Washington for undergrad and law school, and working in a downtown law firm. I have been back in Spokane since '97.
My skills as a lawyer have been enhanced by my ventures in other businesses. I spent about 9 years serving as in-house counsel for my family's real estate development and property management company, adding to my experience in a wide range of real estate and business law areas. I have also been co-owner of a business that owns several restaurants and a brewery. I have gained first-hand experience with business matters such as insurance coverage issues, insurance claims handling and employer/employee issues.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two beautiful daughters. I also enjoy bicycling and spending time at Coeur d'Alene Lake in the summer.