University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude, 2012
U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2016
U.S. District Court, E.D. Tex., 2017
I work with clients to achieve their goals through litigation. Once that goal has been pinpointed, I shut out all outside noise and throw myself in wholeheartedly. When representing clients, regardless of whether it be a pro bono client or a paying client, I relish the challenge of learning their unique case, business, or industry coupled with the competitiveness of presenting their case in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
Outside of work, I enjoy continuing to find ways to challenge myself, whether it be fitness, golf, learning a new language, or playing guitar. I find writing my own music to be particularly enjoyable and cathartic; however, those closest to me may demand specific songs upon request.
Practicing Business & Commercial Litigation
I represent clients in business and commercial matters ranging from contract disputes and business-related torts to employment litigation and general financial services litigation.
Wide array of experience drafting various court pleadings and other documents, including demand letters, complaints, answers to complaints, discovery requests, motions to compel, motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions in opposition of class action certification, and settlements.
Drafted successful motion in opposition to class certification, resulting in a reduction of a putative class of more than one hundred to a class of one, as well as a reduction of alleged exposure in the millions to a fraction of that amount.
Drafted successful motion for summary judgment, defeating half of the plaintiff’s business-related tort claims.
Successfully moved to dismiss or transfer a number of lawsuits based on of forum-selection clauses.
Drafted successful motion for summary judgment, resulting in the obtainment of a six-figure money judgment.
Successfully defended employers in state and federal court against various workers’ compensation, discrimination, and hostile work environment claims.
Successfully defended an employer in conciliation court against a claim involving Immigration Reform and Control Act issues.
Successfully engaged in efforts to leverage the payment of six-figure judgments.
First-chaired a bench trial involving issues regarding breach of contract and replevin.
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