Practice Areas: Federal Employees Disability Retirement; Federal Employee Claims; Department of Defense Disability RetirementEmployment; Discrimination; Criminal; Local Government, Personal Injury.
Practice Experience: Jury trial experience in State and Federal Courts; Appellate experience in State and Federal Courts; Trial experience in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB); Claims with the Office of Special Counsel, Internal claims with multiple federal agencies; Special Prosecutor for Clay County, Missouri
Government Employment: County Counselor, Clay County, Missouri, 1994-2001, 2005-Present.
Admitted: 1993, Missouri; 1994, Kansas.
Law School: University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 1993.
College: William Jewell College, B.A., 1989.
Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and Clay County Bar Associations. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. U.S. Appellate Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 10th Circuit and Federal Circuit.
Associations: Phi Alpha Delta (legal fraternity), Phi Gamma Delta (social fraternity), Phi Sigma Tau (philosophy honorary) and Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary).
Volunteer Work: Habitat for Humanity, Voices of Justice volunteer lawyer, Channel 5 ask-a-lawyer, Salvation Army, Christmas in October.
Personal: Married, 2 children, little league baseball coach, former mock trial coach for Liberty High School, former mock trial coach for William Jewell College, William Jewell College Board of Governors.
Born: Kansas City, Missouri