I was born, raised and went to college in the Bay Area. I earned my undergraduate business management degree from Menlo College in Atherton, California. The summer following graduation from Menlo College, I spent the summer on the East Coast volunteering for a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families affected by children with cancer called Time for Life. Following that summer, I attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, from which I earned my law degree in 2005.
While in law school, I served as a law clerk for an insurance defense firm, Mordini & Schwartz, judicial extern for the Bankruptcy court for the Northern District of California, a real estate analyst for American Express Tax and Business Services, and student editor of the Loyola University Chicago Consumer Law Review. These experiences exposed me to litigation, bankruptcy issues and commercial retail leases.
Following law school, I took and passed the Illinois bar. In September of 2005, I moved to Las Vegas to accept a position as an attorney in the Business Department of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. I have been here ever since.
I enjoy representing clients in business transactions. I work hard to be efficient and responsive, raise the legal issues in a deal and step out of the way to allow the clients to make their business decisions.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||Desert Companion||2014|
|Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys||Nevada Business Magazine||2013|
|50 Best Up and Coming Attorneys||Nevada Business Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Up & Coming Attorney||Nevada Business Magazine||2011|
|Top 20 Best Up & Coming Attorneys||Nevada Business Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Mountain States Super Lawyers||2009|
|Up & Coming Attorney||Nevada Business Magazine||2009|
|Partner||Childs Watson & Gallagher, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Lionel Sawyer & Collins||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Lionel Sawyer & Collins||2005 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2011||Graduate||N/A|
|IKEA website||SWEDISH HOME FURNISHINGS RETAILER IKEA SECURES CONTRACTORS FOR LAS VEGAS STORE OPENING SUMMER 2016 IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA||2015|
|on linkedin||Starting a Business in Nevada||2015|
|Nevada Lawyer||Recent Changes to Real Estate Law||2014|
|Lionel Sawyer & Collins||Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies||2013|
|Communique (Clark County Bar)||The Continued Evolution of the Trustee’s Sale Process in Nevada||2013|
|Lionel Sawyer & Collins||Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (member of editorial board)||2011|
|2nd through 5th Editions||Doing Business in Nevada (editor and contributing author))||N/A|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Menlo College||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|