Prior to becoming a partner at Smart, Connell, Childers & Verhulp, PS in 2009, the bulk of my practice was insurance defense litigation for over 10 years. I also had the privilege in... more
Prior to becoming a partner at Smart, Connell, Childers & Verhulp, PS in 2009, the bulk of my practice was insurance defense litigation for over 10 years. I also had the privilege in working in lawfirms that did everything but family or criminal law so was able to obtain experience in a number of areas of law before focusing my practice to personal injury claims and litigation. Since 2009, I ... view profile
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