“Exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and committed to producing only high-quality work product”
Along with having strong academic and professional credentials, I am proficient in legal research, analysis, and writing, and have extensive experience in serving in the judiciary. I have served as a law clerk at both the federal appellate-court and lower-court levels as well as at the state lower-court levels in both Michigan and Ohio. As a result of these diverse clerkships, I gained not only rare insight into the inner workings of each of these segments of the judiciary, but the invaluable opportunity to expand my legal knowledge and become well-versed in a wide range of legal matters—from matters of federal law to state law and from civil law to criminal law. Over my nine years of service as a law clerk, I wrote hundreds of draft opinions and orders, and believe that each one evidenced my commitment, as a matter of both professional and personal integrity, to producing only high-quality, thorough work product that reflected well on me, the judge for whom I was working, and the justice system in general.
As an attorney in private practice specializing in legal research and writing, I now apply all of the skills that I honed and all of the knowledge and experience that I obtained during my service in the judiciary for the benefit of our clients. Just as I was as a law clerk, I am exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and committed to producing only high-quality work product. I also strive to ensure that this work product zealously advances the interests of our clients.
Central Michigan University, B.S., honors program, summa cum laude, English, 1999
Boston University School of Law, cum laude, 2003
State of Michigan, 2005
U.S.D.C.- ED MI 2005
U.S. 6th Cir. Ct. App., 2006
Legal Research and Writing
Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar (Top 10% of 3rd year class)
Paul J. Liacos Scholar (Top 25% of 2nd year class)
Professional Responsibility Dean’s Award recipient (Top student)
Employee Benefit Plans Dean’s Award recipient (Top student)
Judicial Service & Clerkships