Although I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I came to Lansing, MI to attend The Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After graduating and passing the Michigan Bar Exam in 2006, I began private practice, focusing on the one area of law for which I continue to have a passion: criminal defense. I was sworn into the Federal Bar for the Western District of the United States, in 2008. I later passed the Illinois Bar Exam and was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois, in 2011. I have recently moved back to Canada and have passed the Barrister and Solicitors Exams for the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Criminal Law has been, and continues to be my passion. It is my sincerest hope to bring all of my extensive litigation experience, and my zealous advocacy to my Canadian clients.
One of the of privileges of being a lawyer, is our ability to give back to the community in a direct and profoundly meaningful way. I consider it a duty to lead by serving - not only by providing a good example, but also by supporting the community through volunteer work. It is my sincerest hope to bring a respectable level of dignity and integrity, back to the practice of law.
My primary focus area is criminal defense. I spend nearly 95% of my time practicing in this area - both at the State and Federal levels. I have handled a very wide gambit of cases: from simple misdemeanors, to capital cases (aka life offenses).
The only other area in which I practice, is divorce cases. I handle all aspects of divorce; from pre-judgment matters, such as property division, to post-judgment matters, such as custody, parenting time, and support.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2006||08/04/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||Ingham County Bar Association||2010|
|Associate Attorney||Bodwin & Associates, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||The Reynolds Law Firm, PLC||2007 - 2009|
|Student Lawyer||The Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Ingham County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|PREDA||Member||2005 - Present|
|The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2007 - 2009|
|State Bar of Michigan - Criminal Justice Initiatives||Member||2007 - 2009|
|The Law Society of Upper Canada||N/A||Barrister and Solicitor Exams||2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Litigation||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Alberta||Business Economics & Marketing||Other - Bachelors||2001|
|Public Defender's Clinic||Criminal Defense||2010|