I earned my bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1995. I spent the next four years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marines.
Since 9/11, the Nation has called on me to come back to duty in the Marine Corps Reserve a few more times, as the American people have looked to the Guard and Reserve to meet the unique demands of our current conflicts.
I concluded a rewarding career in the Marine Corps, finishing at the rank of major.
I entered Gonzaga University School of Law in 1999, and was recalled for nearly two years of additional active duty following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. I returned to law school after this service, and was admitted to practice law in Washington in 2004. Since then, I have been an active attorney, working on behalf of individual clients and businesses. I maintain current professional memberships, including:
• American Bar Association
• Washington State Bar Association
• American Immigration Lawyers Association
I have worked in private practice as a solo attorney and in a law firm setting. I have also provided business advice as corporate counsel for federal contractors and for a financial services firm.
Call me with your legal questions. Regardless whether you are calling about your rights as a frustrated consumer wrestling with debt, as a disabled person in need of relief, as Veteran, as an Immigrant, as an American sponsor of an Immigrant, or as a frustrated taxpayer, I can give you a consultation on the spot.
If your question requires answers outside of my expertise, my own informal professional network of colleagues is just a phone call away. So, if I cannot help with your specific need, I can always help put you in touch with the right legal advisor.
P.O. Box 2158
Boise ID 83701
Yes, I offer a free, same-day consultation.
Rates for SSDI are governed by the Social Security Administration.
Legal consultation and advocacy for debtor relief options, including Bankruptcy, is based on an hourly rate of $100 for all professional legal services.
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As a solo practitioner, I am available when it's convenient for YOU. Give me a call, and we can always make an appointment that works for your schedule. In these economic times, you shouldn't have to put your employment status at risk, just for a chance to consult with your attorney.
Services in Spanish, including interpretation or document translation, can be arranged with an appointment.
Do you think you have a good sense for the work or conflict you face? You're probably right!
Some of the best value I have ever given to a client was the opportunity to just sit quietly, privately, and confidentially, to review small claims paperwork, a dispute letter, or a set of forms. If you know where your issue is headed and just need to double-check your work, give me a call for a low-cost, no-commitment consultation to help you on your way. More than likely, I can help you with your problem today — maybe within just a few hours of your call. If not, I have a great network of like-minded colleagues who can help with your more specific issues.
I think of my job as a pathfinder for people. Sometimes, a client is just too busy to investigate a legal issue himself, so I can take on the whole case. Other times, a client just needs a little coaching to get through a small issue on a case he can handle himself. Most of the time, the best help I can give is somewhere in between, and I think that is what the service of a pathfinder is all about.
I am a home-based professional, and this translates into lower fees and higher responsiveness. If you call my number, you will speak to me.
I have been licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Washington State since 2004.
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