How I Got My Start
Prior to joining the firm in 2003, I was first a congressional intern to U.S. Representative and Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons. I later served as the Elko County Juvenile and Family Court Master from 2004 - 2005, where I gained great insight and experience.
Court masters are similar to judges, only they work under more supervision. Truly, my time on the bench made me a better attorney. More than anything, the experience taught me how busy judges are. They only have a few minutes to dedicate to each case, so you must quickly capture their attention through a concise and persuasive brief. Thus, I have worked to strengthen my natural pragmatic and efficient nature over the years in order to be as effective in the courtroom as possible.
I’ve also found that my background in small business and regular work experience has granted me the ability to better understand the needs of the entrepreneurs and laborers I represent today. This work, along with my schooling, has given me the opportunity to serve an even greater population than I otherwise could.
Life Beyond the Firm
Outside of my practice, much of my time is spent serving on various nonprofit boards, and on the weekends, I prefer to do something more active. I am part of a Western shooting club, and I enjoy riding horses and spending time in the mountains. I also enjoy music and do my fair share of woodworking and restoration. Above all, I try to remain well-rounded and active in the community.
- State of Nevada
- U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
- Juris Doctor – Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 2002
- Bachelor of Arts – Brigham Young University, 1999
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Rotary Club International
- Boy Scouts of America
- Great Basin College Planned Giving Committee
- Northeastern Nevada Museum
- Friends in Service Helping (FISH)
- J. Reuben Clark Law Society