I was born and raised in the Tacoma area. After graduating from the University of Washington I attended law school at the Universtity of Puget Sound (Cum Laude). While in law school I was an associate editor of the law review. While in law school I began to intern in a criminal defense firm. I enjoyed that work so much, I opened my own practice in 1997. Since that time i have been proudly serving client in all criminal matters.