I became an attorney with a burning desire to help people. Currently, my legal practice is focused primarily on criminal defense at the felony level; however, I am well-versed in all criminal related matters. Having said that, I also have years of experience in civil litigation where my clients have obtained favorable results in a wide variety of disputes. Frankly, I find my experience on "both sides of the aisle" to be rare and it makes me a better attorney in both the criminal and civil worlds.
Originally from Wisconsin, I joined the United States Air Force after high school and honorably served my four-year commitment as a firefighter. After serving I returned to Wisconsin and obtained my bachelor's degree in philosophy and biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (the same school that Portland Trailblazer's great, Terry Porter played for). From there, my sense of adventure took me to Alaska where I worked for the Forest Service as a firefighter and trail crew member. Needless to say, I have had more than my fair share of bear encounters. I then chose to relocate to the great Pacific Northwest where I attended law school at Lewis and Clark College.
Following my second year of law school, I interned with Vancouver Defenders and successfully defended people who had been accused of misdemeanors while working against experienced prosecutors. After law school, I partnered with two classmates to form SW Portland Law Group focusing heavily on civil litigation and estate administration. However, I eventually realized that I missed the criminal law world and accepted a position at W. Todd Pascoe, PLLC, where I spent a significant portion of my time in the criminal law world while keeping my saw sharp in civil litigation. I am now excited and proud to be part of the Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP team.
When I am not practicing law, I spend my time camping with my wife and dog; hiking the countless trails in the PNW; my annual canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and rooting for Wisconsin sports teams.