I have had a very non-traditional career for an attorney, but one which has been dedicated to advocating for and helping people at every step in my career. I have a very analytical mind and am a consummate problem solver, as I spent over 23 years in the Information Technology field working my way up to be an IT Director prior to my career in law. Additionally, I have worked in sales, managed businesses, and was even a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. I believe in working hard and doing what is right all of the time. My analytical and logical approach towards each case I take on, along with my passion for helping people and my very calming and personable manner have served clients very well throughout my career.
I am a Colorado native, who graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Evening Program in 2011, while working full-time as an IT Director. The Part-Time Evening Program at the University of Denver is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. I was very active at the University of Denver as a member of the Law School’s Student Bar Association as a Senator and Vice President, a member of the Christian Legal Society, and as an officer in the Federalist Society. I also interned for the National Conference for State Legislators, the Independence Institute, and Holsinger Law, LLC during law school.
After graduation, I began working as a Trust and Estate Attorney. After a brief hiatus working with the State of Colorado as a Contracts Manager, I turned to litigation, gaining additional trial and litigation skills, as both a Probate Litigator and as a Deputy District Attorney with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which is where I found a passion for working with people and tackling the constitutional issues associated with trial work in the criminal law field. I chose to leave the District Attorney’s Office to help people more directly as a criminal defense attorney for O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC.