After exploring my site, you've probably noticed how much I enjoy cycling! It's an amazing physical activity, and in some cases it can bring people together to fight for a cause. This is similar to why I was drawn to practicing law in the first place. I wanted to be proactive in working with others to bring about some good — and if I could raise awareness for cyclists on the street, or for general safety in the larger community, then I will have accomplished my goals and then some. I believe we all have a responsibility to keep others safe, and it was important to me to uphold this basic tenet not only of the law but also of human decency.
After graduating from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where I was inspired by the challenge of law studies, I attended the University of Missouri School of Law for my J.D. As soon I was ready to practice law, I was determined to serve my home of Kansas City — on both the Missouri and Kansas sides. Fighting for KC residents who at some point have felt wronged or injured by other people has been my passion for a while. When insurance companies or employers wrongfully make demands and lose sight of their responsibility to be mindful of others’ well being, I am there to hold them accountable.
Determination keeps my pedals spinning and my practice going as much as anything. That, and a need to help out.