I was born Montana and grew up in Wyoming. I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, learning to love and cherish the outdoors. During my summers in college, I worked as a wild-land firefighter, traveling the western United States on a hotshot crew. I continued on as a firefighter after graduating, working as a sawyer and squad-boss. Wildland firefighting taught me about intensely hard work and gave me an appreciation for a hard day’s pay. Sometimes we were forced to work up to 18 days straight in the rugged and remote mountainous country, where I packed a heavy chainsaw up and down those mountains to cut fire line in the fight against raging forest fires. It was during this period in my life I learned the definition of “hard work” and most importantly how to be dependable to others whose lives and safety depended on it. Firefighting taught me major life lessons on hard work, dependability, trust, credibility, and accountability. And those lessons carried on with me through law school and into my practice as an attorney.
During the first ten years of my practice, I worked for the greatest trial lawyer in American History; Gerry Spence and his law firm. In 2013, I was acknowledged as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under the age of 40 years old. In 2010, I graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College located on the beautiful Thunderhead Ranch outside of Dubois, Wyoming, where I return each year to teach.
Over the past decade I had the privilege of representing remarkable and wonderful people. There are numerous stories of great people whose lives were destroyed as a result of other’s bad decisions and failures to be accountable and responsible. From oilfield and gas field drilling and pipeline accidents, industrial accidents, trucking, motorcycle and vehicular accidents, products liability, workplace accidents, unsafe premises conditions, nursing home malfeasance, I fight hard for my clients with a great team.