I was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky; attending the University of Kentucky [Go Big Blue]. I didn’t leave Kentucky until I moved to San Diego to attend law school. I’ve been in San Diego ever since.
Growing up on my father’s farm, I did the things that most “farm boys” do; plowing the fields, tending cattle, and still leaving enough time to fish in the pond. Working on the family farm is what gave me the work ethic I have today. Despite the fact that farming was is in my blood, I decided early on that I would not follow in the footsteps of my father; I simply knew it wasn’t for me. During college, I developed a strong interest in the legal system and it was at that time I determined I would become a lawyer.
During law school, I studied all facets of the law: Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law and others. Initially, I thought I would be a high powered corporate attorney. Life had other plans. I began my own law practice after passing the bar exam. As a rookie, solo attorney I was finding it difficult to find business when a mentor mentioned family law. Intrigued, I started taking on Family Law clients. It made sense to leave my own practice to work for a well-known Family Law Attorney to gain experience, and eventually ventured on his my again. The rest, as they say, is history.
When I’m not in the office I am with my wife, Torrey, and our wonderful kids. Riley is our five-year-old daughter who loves to play princess dress up, and Ronnie is our three-year-old son who loves T-Ball. Interesting fact, Rilus introduced my wife and I during the last week of law school. When time isn’t taken up by family and work, I also enjoy boating, hunting and golf.
University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY – B.A., Political Science 2005;
Thomas Jefferson School of Law – San Diego, CA – J.D. 2009.
State of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Rotary Club of El Cajon