My goal is to provide you the best one-on-one service to efficiently meet your legal needs. Whether it is litigation, negotiation, or helping maneuver through the legal landscape of an issue, I take pride in advancing my clients' interests to achieve their goals.
I have appeared in state and federal court, negotiated with local, state, and federal agencies and political bodies, and have submitted hundreds of pages of testimony in rulemakings and other public processes. I have worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and served on the City of Troutdale's Planning Commission and Budget Committee. My experience in working with these governmental agencies and understanding the bureaucratic culture has given me an appreciation for the nuance of the private citizen-government relationship.
Prior to entering the legal field, I was a production planner for heavy manufacturing companies, so I understand the concerns of a business, as well as the economic realities of hiring an attorney for an individual client's needs. While it can be a difficult decision to hire an attorney, the unfortunate circumstance I have seen over and over, is that many agencies can be cavalier with your issue until you have an attorney representing you. My goal is to have my clients' issues recognized and resolved in a timely manner.
In my spare time, I enjoy hunting with raptors (falconry), exploring the outdoors with my family, and serving as associate general counsel for the North American Falconer's Association.
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