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I'm a local boy. I grew up in a blue collar working class home here in Puget Sound.

Until 2008, I worked as an EMT and an Emergency Department Technician. Prior to that, I worked as a firefighter and at numerous low paying service sector jobs. In 2009, I went back to college earning an AA degree from Seattle Central Community College in 2010. In 2012, I earned a BA from the University of Washington with honors in Political Science. In 2015, I earned a JD from Seattle University School of Law with a focus on labor and employment law. In 2015, I also became a member of the Washington State Bar Association. Between 2022-2024, I worked as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Seattle.

Throughout my life I have been primarily focused on collective bargaining as well as workers’ and plaintiffs' rights.  I first became aware of the need for workers’ rights advocates while working as a low wage service sector employee. During my time as a first responder, in the field and the hospital setting, I was a member of Teamsters #763 and SEIU #1199 respectively.  During the course of my undergraduate career, I interned with OPEIU #8 and was involved with United Students against Sweatshop’s workers’ rights campaigns.  During law school I worked as a legal intern both for Administrative Judge Steven Gaffin at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of Labor. More recently, I served as an Adjunct Professor teaching upper-level Employment Discrimination course. I am also the author of several published works of fiction including Book One of my new City Attorney's Office series that can be purchased HERE.

I have nearly a decade of litigation experience in employment law, specifically discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage theft claims. I have a winning record in both appeals and jury trials. Unlike many attorneys, I have real jury trial and appellate experience. Experience matters. It matters when you trust a lawyer to litigate your case. It matters because I am a lawyer that can take you all the way if necessary.

Now I have returned to private practice, and am ready to again assist workers get the justice they deserve. Get answers to your questions. Call for a free consultation.


  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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