Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but raised in central Florida, I always
had an interest in the law. My first exposure to what it meant to be a
lawyer was in middle school with a program called Teen Court – a
watered down version of a trial for other teens who committed minor offenses.
Being given the opportunity to research each case, prepare arguments for
or against the offender, and ultimately having a say in the outcome of
the punishment further fueled my desire to be a litigator.
After grade school, I went to The Florida State University where I double
majored in Psychology and Political Science. There I joined the Kappa
Sigma Fraternity, chaired several committees for social events and volunteer
programs, and participated in the University’s student discipline board.
Upon graduation, I matriculated to St. Thomas University School of Law
on a Dean’s Scholarship. While in law school, I was fortunate enough
to clerk for Judge Ronald Friedman for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida. This invaluable experience allowed me to
participate in the legal system from the other side of the bench and understand
our judicial system from a judge’s perspective.
After law school, I worked with a consulting company that focused on law
firm efficiency and technology, but soon felt the urge to be back in a
court room. I decided to join a plaintiff’s firm and spent several
years representing banks in heavily contested trials. Although I grew
professionally, working on the plaintiff’s side wasn’t as
rewarding as I thought it would be. Needing a change, I joined Loan Lawyers
and haven’t looked back. Working with such talented people, I primarily
handle trials and appeals within the firm, while also helping the community
resolve their legal and financial issues. I encourage you to reach out
to our office and meet the attorneys and staff who all share a passion
to help those in need.