I was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1997 after three years of study at Indiana University – Indianapolis. Since then, I have devoted my practice to courtroom advocacy on behalf of injured people and the criminally accused. I am based in Franklin, Indiana but I have handled cases throughout the state and in other jurisdictions. In 15 years as a trial attorney, I have obtained multimillion dollar jury verdicts in personal injury actions and I have successfully obtained not guilty jury verdicts for people facing major felony and misdemeanor charges.
My personal background and interests are as diverse as our law firm’s clientele. I have lived throughout the Midwest and South, working in a variety of jobs ranging from commercial fishing to construction. I now enjoy spending time with my family and working on our fifth-generation family farm, where we raise organic grass-fed cattle and perform timber stand improvement. I am an avid student of history, with a particular interest in Crazy Horse and Civil War battles. I am a member of the Chickasaw Nation through family lineage and offer discounted services to all Chickasaw Nation citizens with legal issues in Indiana.
I believe in a comprehensive approach to handling your legal issues, which often impact your extended family members and loved ones. To best serve you, I use a team approach involving support groups, family members and medical resources. An attorney must recognize that clients still feel the effects of their legal issues after their cases are closed. My comprehensive legal solutions help identify those effects and assist you long after formal legal representation is concluded.
Litigation often involves the management of vast data and documents, but an effective lawyer must keep the human element in mind. My wide range of interests and skills assist me in fulfilling your legal needs. A successful courtroom advocate must relate the story of your life to potential jurors. I recognize there is more to you than just a file or a case number, and I make sure judges and jurors know this as well.