The crazy idea that the practice of law could be different. That it could be so much more than how many hours were billed that year. Instead of impersonal corporations, it could be about serving real people. People who wanted to create something bigger than themselves. People who wanted to pursue their passions. So I started my own law firm to help serious entrepreneurs, small to mid-size businesses, and non-profits do just that.
Since starting the firm in the summer of 2014, I have helped serious entrepreneurs, small to mid-size businesses, and non-profit organizations with their business, litigation, and estate planning needs. I regularly advise clients on a variety of business issues including business formation, contract drafting, employment law, intellectual property (including trademarks and licensing), and succession planning.
I also help business partners resolve internal disputes and, when necessary, litigate those fights to help you get what you deserve from the business you've worked so hard to build. I represent clients in breach of contract cases, especially where a customer or strategic partner owes your business money and has failed to abide by the contract terms. And I handle other types of business litigation, including employment litigation, franchisor/franchisee disputes, intellectual property infringement, and appeals.
In addition to running the firm, I serve as Outside General Counsel for the Juvenile Justice Coalition, Community Shares of Mid-Ohio, and other small to mid-size businesses.
Freedom from "traditional" corporate America gives you the ability to pursue your passions.
Clients include businesses and non-profits from a wide variety of industries, such as transportation companies, franchises, home health care agencies, the food industry, consultants and marketing companies, real estate investors, software companies, youth advocacy programs, dentistry, and retailers and wholesalers.
J.D., The University of Texas, School of Law, 2007
Community and Bar Association Activities
- Serve as Outside General Counsel for Juvenile Justice Coalition and formerly for Community Shares of Mid-Ohio.
- Represented an army officer charged with attempted suicide while serving in Iraq. Helped client withdraw coerced resignation in lieu of court-martial. Maintained contacts with the media, ensuring favorable publicity. After the military equivalent of a pre-trial hearing, the case was dismissed. The client was honorably discharged and able to keep all benefits.
- As a student attorney with the Criminal Defense Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law, obtained two not guilty verdicts in bench and jury trials for clients charged with theft and public intoxication.
Before deciding to venture out on my own, I spent seven years at two of the largest law firms in the country as an associate attorney in their respective litigation groups. During that time, some of my cases included:
- representing a global supplier of custom-engineered equipment in a trade secrets case where two former employees took the secrets and went to work for a competitor;
- multiple trademark infringement cases for a product certification company whose product certifications were being copied and used without permission;
- a Fair Housing Act suit accusing a property management company of having a pattern or practice of discrimination because of the actions of one rogue (former) employee;
- representing a real estate company and several of its realtors in litigation with a disgruntled customer;
- suing to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers in multiple Ponzi scheme cases, including the infamous Madoff case.