I was born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma but left for college in Seattle when grunge was the rage and the city was on the rise. I earned my B.A. in Economics with academic honors from the University of Washington in 1996 and, after an early career which took me through numerous states, I returned to Seattle to obtain a law degree. I earned my J.D. from Seattle University School of Law graduating cum laude in 2006.
My professional background prior to and during law school includes more than eight years in sales, land/home development, and mortgage lending. This experience has provided me with a keen understanding of the issues faced by buyers and sellers of real estate as well as those involved in disputes arising from ownership of real property.
In law school I focused on and excelled in real estate courses such as Property Law, Land Use Regulation, Construction Law, Advanced Real Estate, and Real Estate Drafting. I also interned for a superior court judge, competed in moot court, and participated in a community development legal clinic.
During my second year of law school I prevailed as a pro se plaintiff in a lawsuit against a defendant represented by legal counsel to a state-wide industry lobby group. I expected this experience to be little more than an effort to protect my rights in an investment property. It turned out to be an eye opening experience as to the challenges that ordinary people face when dealing with real estate matters.
Whether you are purchasing your first home, selling your tenth, or trying to resolve a dispute with a neighbor, I look forward to the opportunity to help you through the process.