My law practice is focused on civil matters, serving local clients in addition to institutional clients with a national and an international consumer base.  Much of this work concerns collections.  Collections are a large portion of the district court calendar.  I am also well-grounded in other civil areas, such as business, construction and insurance disputes.  This more than prepares me for the court's small claims docket.

As for criminal matters, I served as a deputy prosecutor for the East Wenatchee Municipal Court when I came to town in 1998.  Since then I have continued to represent clients with their infractions or misdemeanors as the occasion arises.  This experience along with my knowledge of the law pertaining to vehicular accidents has given me a strong understanding of the rules of the road.  The district court requires such knowledge.

My Personal Story

I am a 61 year old Christian who attends Eastmont Baptist Church, plays on a senior softball team, and studies the law for a living.  I have four kids: two in their twenties and two who are six and four.  My wife and I have been married for 14 years and enjoy skiing.


In growing up on the north end of Detroit as a foster child, I learned to overcome adversity.  HUD tore my neighborhood down when I was 14, shortly after my foster mother passed away.  My foster father lived until my junior year in college.   My foster parents who were without high school degrees, left a  strong influence over me to continue my education. 


After graduating from Wayne State University in 1981, UCLA accepted me into its nationally acclaimed UCLA paralegal program.  In 1995, I was admitted into the University of Minnesota Law School that was rated the 16th best law school by U.S. News & World Report.  There I was awarded a scholarship that paid virtually all of my tuition.


In 1998-99 I served as an East Wenatchee deputy prosecutor. In 1999-2003 I defended people involved in vehicular accidents. Afterwards, I built a law practice focused on debtor-creditor law.  

Professional & Community Affiliations
  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Chelan/Douglas County Bar Association

  • King County Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • East Wenatchee Planning Commission 2013-present, currently sitting as chairman

  • Eastmont Baptist Church, Personnel Committee Member

  • Northwest Baptist Foundation Board Member, Investment Committee Member 2010-17

  • Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Chapter 1993-94 & Wenatchee Valley Chapter 2003-05 Board Member

  • American Bar Association, Student Liaison for Affordable Housing Forum, 1996-97

  • Volunteer Attorney Services

Admitted as an attorney to practice law in

  • all Washington State Courts

  • United States District Court, Eastern District for Washington 

  • United States District Court, Western District for Washington 

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

University of Minnesota Law School- Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Juris Doctorate, May, 1998.  Dean’s List (1995-98).  National Moot Court Member, Awarded Royal A. Stone Memorial Scholarship (1995-98)


University of California at Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California.

ABA approved Attorney Assistant Training Program, offered in cooperation with the UCLA School of Law, Completed March, 1984


Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan.

Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Majors in English and Philosophy.  June, 1981

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