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From the moment I started school at the University of Washington, I became engrossed in my studies. School wasn’t just about getting good grades or graduating. It was also about building a solid, practical foundation of political and legal knowledge. My subjects of study fascinated me, and I couldn’t wait to learn all that I could.

Today, I guess you could say that I’m as eager to learn as ever. I still strive to keep a versatile knowledge base when it comes to law and current events in general. The way I see it, studying current events is a way to gain insight into the world around me. That’s why I remain an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and Washington State Association for Justice. 

By staying up-to-date and active in the legal community, I feel well-equipped to continue finding the best possible remedies for my clients — no matter what kind of case they bring forward. Not only that, but I find the work just plain fascinating.

Being a third-generation lawyer makes me passionate about my work. Being a Seattle native makes me passionate about the people I help.


Of course, not everything is about work, and I like to allow my skills and interests to open the gateway to helping my community at large. For instance, it’s been a privilege to educate the listeners of several local radio stations — Sports Radio KJR 950AM, ESPN Radio KIRO 710AM, KING 5 News, Q13 FOX News, and KIRO 7. Over the past several years, these stations have regularly invited me to provide legal expertise on sports law, criminal law, contracts law, torts law, antitrust law, labor law, civil litigation, trial work, and more.

If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m a huge sports fan. And as a Seattle native, I’m more than inclined to root for the Sonics, Seahawks, Mariners, Huskies, Sounders, and Storm. That’s why it was a huge honor — both personally and professionally — to appear as a featured interview subject in the Webby Award-winning documentary Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team.

In addition to providing my legal expertise, I am more than happy to offer other forms of support for several great causes in and out of the Seattle area. I have volunteered at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, I am currently part of the Innovator's Network at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and I support pancreatic cancer research and other health care and charitable causes. My philosophy is that helping others shouldn’t be limited to one’s profession. And that is the mentality I try to maintain each day both in and out of the office.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1997

Education

  • Juris Doctor – Seattle University School of Law, 1997
  • International Law and International Human Rights Law graduate program – University College of London
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Order of Omega) – University of Washington
  • Institute for a Democratic Future (IDF)
  • Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Glass Leadership program

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member – Washington State Bar Association
  • Eagle Member Since 2002– Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member – United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member – United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Arbitrator – King County,  Snohomish County,  Pierce County Superior Courts
  • Past Executive Committee Member – Arena Solution nonprofit organization
  • Qualified arbitrator in the Superior Courts of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem for legal settlements in King County Superior Court
  • Recognized as a rising star in the Washington State legal community by Washington Law & Politics, 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 editions
  • Legal expert for local radio stations - Sports Radio KJR 950AM, ESPN Radio KIRO 710AM, KING 5 News, Q13 FOX News, and KIRO 7