After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, I went on to earn my Juris Doctorate (law degree) and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Stetson University.
I began my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, serving Seminole and Brevard counties. I started as a misdemeanor prosecutor in Titusville, Fla., and was later transferred to Sanford, Fla., where I was ultimately promoted to a felony docket trial attorney position.
My experience as a prosecutor spurred a desire to help people in bad situations, and care for those who’ve hit rock-bottom, helping them get them back on track to a better life. I left the State Attorney’s Office to join the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District, representing cases throughout Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Flagler, Lake and Osceola Counties. As a former prosecutor, I understood all aspects of building a strong offensive case, from gathering pertinent evidence to deciding the best convictions to seek – an advantage which has proven key to developing a strong defense.
In 2008, I went into private practice, opening up my own firm and continuing to work part-time for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District. I've defended everything from murder and sex crimes, to driving on a suspended license.
I have a compassion and understanding for each of my clients to be fully invested in fighting for your best possible outcome. I've seen enough good people find themselves in unfortunate situations, and will work hard on your behalf to get you back to your family as soon as possible.
I realize that your case is the most important thing in your life at this moment, and ensure I will do everything I can to get you through this situation with a successful resolution. If you’re coming to me with a need for criminal defense or family law needs, I look forward to answering any questions you may have, and walking you through the process step-by-step.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2019|
|Employee of the Month||Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit||2006|
|Public Defender||Office Of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel (5th District)||2008 - 2013|
|Prosecuting Attorney||State Attorney's Office In Brevard County||2004 - 2004|
|Prosecuting Attorney||State Attorney's Office Seminole||2004 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida||Board Member||2019 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Junior League||Sustainer Council Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Stetson University||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2003|
|Stetson University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
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