Attorney Profile

Biography

I was born and raised in Medina, New York, a rural town along the Erie Canal in Orleans County. After graduating from my hometown high school, I attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York (Go Orange!). I returned to Western New York four years later after graduating with honors from Syracuse to attend law school at the University at Buffalo.

I graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo Law School in 2009 and started my career as an attorney for a local personal injury firm that advertised on television and had a catchy slogan. After about a year, I moved on. After nearly three years at mid-sized litigation firm in Buffalo, New York, I struck out on my own and opened my office in North Tonawanda, New York. In 2015, I moved to Decatur, Illinois. I now serve clients in both Central Illinois and Western New York.

As of February 2016, I practice full time in Decatur, Illinois while maintaining a satellite office in North Tonawanda, New York.

I am also Special Counsel to Brinkoetter Law Office, who brought me on to handle their personal injury and bankruptcy cases.

EDUCATION

University at Buffalo Law School - JD, Class of 2009
Syracuse University - BA, Class of 2006

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Court

State of New York
State of Illinois

Federal Court - District Courts

Central District of Illinois
Western District of New York
Northern District of New York

Federal Court - Bankruptcy

Central District of Illinois
Western District of New York
Northern District of New York

Federal Court - Appellate Level

Second Circuit Court of Appeals (NY, CT, VT)

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Illinois State Bar Association
Decatur Bar Association