Anyone who knows me knows that I am a litigator. I’m a gung-ho justice seeker, I fight for my clients in court, and I don’t hold back. That’s why it may come as a surprise to some to learn that I had no intention of becoming a criminal defense lawyer when I went into law school. I thought I would go into a more writing-centric field — intellectual property, to be exact.
You see, before starting my legal career, I owned a publishing company. After running it for more than a decade, I decided to pursue law school, assuming that my natural interest in copywriting would lead me toward intellectual property. But then I had to take my first mandatory criminal law class, and — what can I say? — I was hooked.
After taking that class, I interned at an attorney’s office in Texas and got to see what criminal defense was really like. The experience exceeded my expectations, and I knew then that I had discovered exactly where I wanted to be. Since that time, I’ve made it my life’s work to defend the rights of people facing overwhelming opposition.
I am at my best when I'm in the courtroom fighting for my clients. That’s where I belong, and it’s where I want to be.