Because I was interested in the big questions, I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Then, like so many other philosophy majors, I graduated, took a look around, and realized I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my degree.
As I considered my options, I decided to work as a paralegal and determine whether I had the same interest in law as my father — who, as you may have guessed, is an attorney himself. I learned a lot while exploring law, and moved on through law school and the bar exam. After passing it on the first try, I needed no further convincing that I had indeed found the path I was meant to pursue.
The Focus of My Practice
After law school, it did not take me long to find my niche in civil litigation. This area of law can mean a lot of different things, so let me clarify that in my practice, I have narrowed my focus to include business disputes, breach of contract cases, collections, commercial matters, and the enforcement of judgments. And, in case you’re wondering, I work with both businesses and individuals in resolving these matters.
The best days at work, for me, are the days when I can help someone solve a problem.
Teaming Up with Clients
When people first reach out to me for legal counsel, they are often surprised at how approachable I am. Maybe when they think “lawyer” they expect to find a legal robot devoid of personality, but that’s just not me. I am a knowledgeable and dedicated legal professional, but I’m also a person who wants to help them get to a better place. That’s why, rather than taking over their case and leaving them in the dark, I arm them with useful information and invite them to work with me in building a sound legal strategy.
Whether or not you are one of my clients, I genuinely want to help you gain a better grasp on any legal obstacles you may be facing. And so, in the spirit of expanding your knowledge of California law, I have provided information throughout this site about the terms and processes you are likely to come across during a civil lawsuit. I encourage you to explore these pages for answers, and to call me if you are interested in pursuing legal action.
J.D. - Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993
B.A. - Trinity College in Hartford (Major: Philosophy)