Litigation is expensive. Court costs, discovery, subpoenas, attorney fees...even your time is an expense. In every case, I explain to my client the range of options available to them, and the costs and benefits of those options.
Some cases can be settled with minimal expense and Court appearances. Others cannot. That is why I have focused my attention on automating most of the paperwork that seems to drive up legal fees. Because I have done this, I am able to focus more attention on preparing for trial or negotiating a settlement.
I have been practicing law for almost 10 years. Throughout my legal career, I have handled hundreds of cases and strived to ensure that my clients understand the legal process and how they have numerous options to resolve their matter. Resolution of any matter prior to a trial is far less expensive and time consuming than a trial. However, trials are often necessary as mutual resolution is not an option in every case. That is why I spend considerable time with my clients making sure that we put on our best case with the resources available.
I graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in 1996.
In 2002, I graduated from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science) In 2004, I graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia, with my Juris Doctorate. I was then licensed in Missouri.
After receiving my license, I entered private practice and in 2007 I joined the Missouri Attorney General's Office. While an Assistant Attorney General, I joined the Missouri Army National Guard. In 2009, I attended the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, and was the distinguished graduate for International and Operational Law. At that time, I left the Attorney General's Office to reenter private practice.
In 2010, I completed Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course.
In 2012, I deployed to Central America with the 35th Engineers for the Beyond the Horizons mission where I advised the Commander on international, operations, contract, and administrative law.
In 2013, I completed the Judge Advocate Officer Advance Course and made the Commandant's List.
I am currently the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Matt Howard in Miller County, a Captain in the Missouri Army National Guard, and continue my private practice.
I am licensed in MIssouri, the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy court, and the Western District of Missouri Federal Court