It is a great privilege to be this year’s National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 President. Right now our country is facing huge challenges. The rule of law is being violated with reckless abandon. Profits over safety has never been accepted by more companies and approved by this administration. There is an increase in discrimination and hate, and a decrease in justice for the citizens of our country. We as lawyers, are in a unique position to fight for what is right, to be the voice for the voiceless, and to stand up for the people who do not have a team of lobbyists and power behind them. It’s time we balance the scales of justice.
As the son of a lawyer, I saw first-hand that when you fight with passion and for a worthy cause you can have a positive impact on the world. In 1999, I was a senior at Columbine High School. While it was one of the most difficult things I have ever gone through in my life, it made me realize I wanted to make a positive impact on the world. I went to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with the passion to make a difference. Shortly after graduation, I joined Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine P.C. In our practice, we fight for our clients and hold individuals and companies responsible for their actions. It doesn’t matter whether it is a negligent driver, doctor, builder or a fortune 500 company, we take them on. When you stand up and fight for a worthy cause there are times you can accomplish the impossible. A perfect example is the #metoo movement. This movement has started a conversation and has people talking about very important issues and is inspiring change. While there is still much work to be done, it has inspired millions to get involved and speak out.
As the father of two young children I am determined to make America better than I found it. In order to achieve that, we need more consumer advocates, protectors of the oppressed and the wrongly accused, to stand up. Join me in taking a stand, join the National Trial Lawyers so we can be the voice for those that do not have one. Together we can achieve more. I am proud to serve as the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 2018 President and work for the change our country desperately needs.