I have been a litigator since graduating from law school in 2001. Prior to opening my own firm, I worked for Perkins Coie LLP and Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo in Seattle, and McEwen Gisvold in Portland, where I represented people and businesses in employment, intellectual property, real estate, and legal malpractice cases.
I am passionate about the practice of law and committed to the success of my clients. I founded my own firm because I was frustrated by the constraints of law firm life. Constraints on who I could represent, on how I could represent them, and how I could charge them. The freedom I enjoy in a small partnership makes me a better lawyer, and my clients ultimately reap that benefit.
I am proud to have attended the public schools of Vancouver, Washington. I am equally proud of the year I spent at Clark Community College. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Redlands (in Southern California) in 1998, where I was an English major, resident advisor and burrito connoisseur.
Rather than put my ever-useful Creative Writing degree to work, I enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where I earned honors in legal writing and served as an editor on the Journal of Labor and Employment Law.
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I enjoy fishing, hiking, photography, terrible television shows, and spending time with my wife and two children. I prefer flip-flops to wingtips, the Beatles to the Stones, and the Timbers to the Blazers.