I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, but moved to Chicago to pursue my legal degree. I graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 2004 with a strong desire to become a proficient trial attorney. Upon graduating, I joined a civil litigation and insurance defense firm wherein I was responsible for over 40 cases from their inception to conclusion. In addition, I solely managed the firm’s business for the international division of an insurance carrier. I utilized this experience when I joined a national insurance carrier as their legal counsel. In this capacity, I handled their Illinois litigation and I specifically oversaw legal matters for their offices in Arizona, Missouri and Indiana. Throughout my career, I gained significant experience defending insurance carriers and their insureds at the pleading, discovery and trial stages of litigation. This includes defending numerous cases to verdict as well as resolving many cases via pre-trial conferences, mediations, and arbitrations.
Along with my litigation practice, I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School. I teach Legal Writing III which is accompanied by an inter-school Moot Court Competition. To date, 3 of my students have won the competition and 4 have advanced to the final round of oral arguments. I have held this position since 2008 and it has further enabled me to develop and mature as a trial attorney.