For me, practicing law is about making a positive difference in my community.
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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2018
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, 2011
U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2018
I grew up playing sports, and litigation, to me, feels a lot like getting ready for the big competition. You have to anticipate everything that might happen, put in the work to be the most prepared, practice your skills, and ultimately, perform. My familiarity with that process allows me to navigate it successfully. Just like in sports, I thrive by contributing my strengths to a talented team all working towards a common goal: achieving the best possible outcome.
Before going to law school, I wanted to be sure that it was the profession for me. I had just graduated with what had become known as the “pre-law” major from the University of Pennsylvania and decided to move to New York for a job at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. I worked in the Public Corruption Unit for four years as a paralegal. Twelve trials later, I knew it was the right path for me.
Outside of work, I still enjoy both playing and watching sports and going to our family cabin as much as I can.
I represent clients in all aspects of litigation; I keep communication open, listen to client concerns, and then work aggressively to resolve those concerns. I use my experience as a clerk for a federal judge as well as my time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to help guide my clients through the litigation process. As a federal judicial law clerk I learned how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of legal arguments, argue persuasively in a courtroom, write clearly and succinctly, and I gained an insight into judicial decision-making. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I participated in all aspects of trial preparations and the trials themselves, engaged in trial strategy discussions, and even testified as a summary-fact witness in federal court. These experiences as well as my hard work and energy make me an effective advocate for my clients.