I declared that I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 10-years-old. I never wavered in that childhood decision, as my grandfather would later recall. Raised in West Virginia and Illinois, my family relocated to Florida while I was in high school. After studying history in undergrad, I remained in the south to attend law school at Tulane University in New Orleans. Tulane afforded me a dream opportunity to study international law abroad during 3L in Amsterdam. I returned to New Orleans after graduation and worked for the same small firm I clerked for during law school. Those partners were amazing mentors who provided me with great experience and ultimately shaped my litigation style and professionalism.
As much as I loved New Orleans, I had wanted to live in California and experience the West Coast. After passing the California bar exam, I relocated in 2003 to Los Angeles. I worked for a 100-attorney law firm, handling primarily business litigation and intellectual property matters.
I found my passion in practicing law in 2009 when I joined a prestigious boutique employment law firm in Century City, at which point I dedicated my legal practice to representing the rights of California employees. In early 2014, I founded Clingo Law Group and have continued to provide high-quality representation to employees who have suffered from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. In 2020, my journey continued when I relocated to Portland and took the Oregon bar exam. My representation along the West Coast allows me to enjoy the best of both states.
2001 Tulane Law School, J.D.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Moot Court Board member, The Sports Law Journal Research Editor, Junior Appellate Moot Court Champion
2001 University of Amsterdam
Netherlands - International Law Program
1998 Florida State University, B.A. History
California U.S. District Courts - Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts
RECOGNITION AND MEMBERSHIP
Southern California Super Lawyer (2019 - 2021)
Southern California Rising Star (2009 - 2016)
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
When I am not working, I love international travel, tennis, all things design, and my crazy corgi Stella.