I graduated from the University of Kansas in the top ten percent of my class in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Three years later, in 1994, I received my Juris Doctor from KU.
I was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1994, and in 1997 I was admitted to the Missouri Bar.
I was fortunate enough to have my legal career shaped by influential members of the community who presented me with some amazing opportunities. In law school, I clerked for a District Court Judge, which gave me a behind the scenes view of how the court system functions. After graduation from KU Law, I started off at Kansas Legal Services in Hutchinson, Kansas, then helped represent personal injury and workers compensation clients at Rubins, Kase, Cambiano, & Bryant in Kansas City, Missouri. From there, I worked with Patton & Chamberlain and did insurance defense at Ensz & Jester, where my skills continued to be fostered. I feel that my background gives me a unique advantage, as I have done both a high volume plaintiff's practice as well as insurance defense. This gives me the abiliity to analyze cases from a broad perspective. I know how insurance companies work, and how adjusters evaluate claims.
Having built experience on both sides of litigation and on both sides of the state line, I started my own practice in 2000. I have two offices — one in Overland Park and another in Kansas City — so I can be an advocate for people regardless if they’re in Missouri or Kansas.
Union members play a critical role in creating solidarity between employees and employers. Because of that, I offer them a 20% discount for using my services.