I grew up with a unique insight into the American justice system. You see, my father was a cop. And even though the majority of his colleagues were good guys, I still had the displeasure of seeing how police power can be abused. Even as a kid, I couldn't stand the injustice, and I rapidly grew into an arguer, a justice-seeker, and an aggressive defender of the underdog.
Given my background, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I was drawn to criminal defense when I started law school. What may surprise you, though, is the other direction my education took while I was there. During my time in Campbell University's law program, I decided to pursue my MBA as well, which gave me the chance to finally satisfy my own personal interest in business affairs.
Armed with my MBA and Juris Doctorate, I moved forward into my current role. Now, over a decade later, I have no regrets ? this is what I was meant to do. Every day, I get to defend real people who are falsely accused of crimes, protect them from unfair treatment, and help them get their lives back on track. On top of that, I get to help business owners with anything and everything they may need ? from forming their businesses to drafting contracts and handling commercial leases. All in all, I couldn't be happier with my career.
Policies Created with You in Mind
To ensure that I'm continuing to do all that I can for my clients, I have implemented several policies over the years that I implement personally:
Direct Communication. When you call to speak to your attorney, you will speak to your attorney. You won't be directed to a paralegal, a secretary, or a call-screening robot. You'll get me directly.
Simplified Payment Options. To start off our relationship right, I offer free initial consultations. As we proceed, payment options vary depending on your type of case, but I always strive to keep them simple and catered to your needs. Here's a basic overview of what to expect:
DUI and Criminal Defense cases: We generally charge a flat fee, which we'll share with you up front. That means no extra charges for phone calls, questions, and the like.
Business Consultation services: We offer several payment options, including a small retainer fee and low hourly rates, a regular retainer fee and no hourly charges, and flat fees for certain services.
All Clients: We offer payment plans, which we strive to cater to your particular needs.
Community Service Involvement. At work, clients are my first priority. But I also care about the larger Maricopa community as well. That's why I dedicate my time, expertise, and proactive attitude to various philanthropic programs.Currently, those programs include We the People, Kids to Court, Maricopa County's Elementary School Pipeline Program, and the Veteran Stand-Down program.
JD - Campbell University, Raleigh, North Carolina MBA - Campbell University, Raleigh, North Carolina W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Professional Association & Membership
Member - We the People committee of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services Member - Kids to Court program of the Honorable Mary H. Murguia and ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law Volunteer and Participant - Elementary School and Pipeline Program of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services Volunteer - Veteran's Stand-Down Offers pro-bono services to U.S. veterans