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As a boy, history and politics were always my favorite subjects. I was curious about how the law worked, and my parents helped cultivate my interest by enrolling me in summer camps centered around government and the judicial system. So, by the time I was in sixth grade, I’d already decided I was going to become an attorney, and I proudly told my class I would graduate and pass the bar when I turned 27. Little did I know, my predictions were spot-on. 

My Legal Career 

Prior to attending law school, I had the opportunity to intern at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C. Later, while in law school, I clerked for the Honorable Judge John Thornton in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Complex Business Litigation Division. Both of these experiences gave me the valuable experience I needed in order to successfully join the Gerber Law Offices in 2013. 

Most notably, my time clerking for Judge Thornton allowed me to observe judges and other attorneys and learn how to most effectively present a case. Like Travis, I am fortunate that I had the opportunity of seeing the courtroom from a judge’s perspective. My experience taught me how crucial it is to keep your brief clear and concise. After all, judges only have so much time to devote to your case, and you want to ensure your point is heard. This knowledge will forever impact the way I present my cases. 

Once I decided to pursue a career in the field of law, I did everything I could to become a well-rounded attorney.


Likewise, my understanding of legal research and writing has been a great benefit to my practice. In law school, I received honors in both of these courses and earned the Richard A. Hausler Scholarship for contract writing. My natural skill in these areas was only strengthened through preparing briefs and orders as a judicial clerk, and today, my experience in these fields allows me to better analyze details and bring out the complexity of a case. 

How My Experience Outside of the Firm Makes Me a Stronger Attorney

Again, much like my brother, I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart. I started my first business, a construction company, while in undergrad, and it’s still in business today. My entrepreneurial spirit allows me to better relate to the many small business owners I represent today. I understand their needs and concerns, and I am able to see from their perspective. 

Additionally, I make a point of staying as active as possible in the community at large. I spend most of my free time volunteering for the church and other nonprofit organizations, and I believe this allows me to better understand the values of the people I serve through my practice. 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Educations

  • Juris Doctor – University of Miami School of Law, 2013, Magna Cum Laude
  • Received Honors in Legal Writing, Legal Research, and the University of Miami School of Law’s Litigation Skills Program
  • Recipient of the Richard A. Hausler Scholarship for Contract Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts – Brigham Young University, 2010

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Elko Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Great Basin College Foundation
  • Horizon Hospice
  • Lions Club International