After getting to know me for any brief amount of time, you will inevitably begin to think of me as aggressive. I’ll take that as a compliment. I am not someone who shies away from confrontation, challenges, or rigorous disputes. You can rest easy knowing that I am going to fight for you with everything I got and without any fear of pushback from the other side. I encourage you to be blunt and honest with me, because the more I can learn about your situations, the more I can prepare for you, and the more aggressive I can be with getting you a win.
I am a true yinzer; born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My folks split up when I was two. That divorce ended up being a fantastic blessing in disguise because out of the separation, I gained two amazing step-families. As an only child, it was nice to all of a sudden have a brother and sisters and two more awesome parents. Now that we’ve all grown up, my family has gotten even bigger with nieces and nephews, and cousins galore. Of course, having a bigger family tree didn’t prevent me from branching out and making friends that are also practically family now.
I graduated college from Waynesburg University in Southwestern Pennsylvania in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Immediately, I began a career at Allegheny County Jail as a Caseworker. Working in the Jail was an eye opening and fun experience. As hard as it was to leave my friends and family, I left for Raleigh, North Carolina to attend Campbell University, School of Law in August of 2015. I graduated from Campbell Law School in May of 2018. It is still hard to believe three years went by so fast. At the graduation ceremony, I was awarded induction in to the Order of Old Kivett; which is an award for students, who during their tenure at Campbell, represented the school with profound lawyering skill with the highest ethical standards. Though perhaps my crowning achievement at Campbell happened during my first year as a student. During 1L year, I met the most amazing woman on the planet. Long story short, I’ll be proud to call her my wife this New Year’s Eve.
Why did I choose family law? Because I have seen people sacrifice so much just to see someone they care about smile. I cannot think of a better cause to go to bat for than to help someone through a tough time with the people they care about. I feel at peace advocating and working for someone who is motivated by concern or love. Your passion fills my passion; they go hand in hand. And I’m ready to go to bat for you.
- Juris Doctor, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 2018
- Advanced Certificate of the Study of International Advocacy and Negotiation, University of Reading, 2018
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, Waynesburg University, 2014