I grew up in a small town in the middle of the United States. Doing so laid the foundation of hard work that guides me even today. After graduating from law school at the University of Kansas, I worked for a year for a federal Judge in NYC. This gave me the skills and discipline necessary to thrive in the legal world and to successfully navigate complex legal challenges. In addition, I was fortunate enough to work on cases, including asylum appeals, before U.S. Courts of Appeals (the courts that review decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals, which, in turn, reviews Immigration Judges).
Following that, I worked for a small immigration law firm in Queens, NY. There, I was given the opportunity to dive in and handle all aspects of asylum and deportation cases, as well as helping individuals in various cases before USCIS. I also came to know and appreciate more of the many, many countries and cultures that people in the United States come from. After gaining a sufficient level of knowledge and experience, I decided to open my own practice. Doing so gives me the flexibility and control required to achieve the best possible results for my clients. After working in New York for several years, my wife and I moved back to Kansas. Although my practice is based out of Kansas, I enjoy working directly with clients in cases around the country and delivering a high-quality product to each person I work with.
University of Kansas School of Law,
Order of the Coif
Summa Cum Laude
Immigration Court (Nationwide)
New York State
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit