I spent eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps drafting wills and other estate planning documents for a wide range of Soldiers and officers, defending Soldiers accused of crimes at home and across northern Iraq and before federal courts of appeals, and prosecuting felony-level courts-martial. I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and went to college and law school at the University of Oregon. I graduated law school in 2000, and was commissioned a First Lieutenant the Army in 2001 after passing the bar exam.
In 2009, I left the Army and moved back home to the Pacific Northwest. I prosecuted DUIs, thefts, assaults, and other misdemeanors as a prosecutor in Vancouver, then moved to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, I represented the State in juvenile dependency matters and administrative appeals regarding adult family homes, child care centers and providers, and findings of child abuse and neglect.
During my years of practice, I have represented clients accused of drug use and distribution, theft, assault, rape, negligent homicide, and child abuse, and prosecuted offenses ranging from shoplifting to child pornography. In fact, I still represent Soldiers in criminal matters as a part-time Judge Advocate and Major in the Washington Army National Guard. I have extensive experience representing the Department of Health and Social Services (DSHS) in Clark and Cowlitz county courts, and have brought piece of mind to countless clients by helping them to plan for their families’ futures should the worst happen.
It would be an honor to put my experience to work for you. Call or e-mail for a consultation today.