I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After attending Baylor University, where I graduated with a degree in Political Science, I moved to New York City to attend New York Law School. While in law school, I participated in a Criminal Law Clinic, provisionally licensed, and able to represent low-income individuals in criminal court through a partnership with The Legal Aid Society. I also had the opportunity to clerk for New York Supreme Court Judge Lewis Bart Stone; my clerkship and my experience with The Legal Aid Society really cemented my love for criminal law.
In 2008, I moved back to Texas, took the Bar Exam, and began work as an Assistant DA in Harris County. After several years as a prosecutor in Houston, I went into the private sector as a criminal defense attorney. In 2014, there was an opening for an Assistant District Attorney with the McLennan County DA’s Office and I jumped at the opportunity to move back to Waco. I rose to the level of Chief Felony Prosecutor where I handled the most serious cases and supervised other prosecutors handling a range of felony cases. After the 2018 election I was fired from the DA’s Office, which the Waco-Trib covered.
Since 2018, I’ve been working for a law firm where I focus on Personal Injury Law and Criminal Defense. I enjoy helping people when they find themselves injured at the hands of another or caught on the wrong side of law. Whether it was my work as a prosecutor or my work in the private sector, I feel called to help people less fortunate than myself, and I hope to be able to do so for many years to come.