Attorney at Law
What I Do
I help people who are charged with crimes. I offer advice and I advocate for my clients in court. I also help people prove their innocence even after they've been convicted of a crime. I love what I do because my own experience has shown me the value of good legal advice. My law firm is founded on the principle that good legal advice should be available to everyone charged with a crime, not just the wealthy or well-connected.
How I Do It
I help people by sitting down with them and listening. After I listen, we make a plan to get the best result possible. Sometimes that means we go to battle in front of a jury. Sometimes that means we negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor. Whatever it takes, I am here to help.
I graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and Brigham Young University. I started my career prosecuting in the Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. After leaving the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, I practiced criminal defense for a private law firm. In 2016, I opened my own practice.
I generally require full payment of the retainer up front. In some cases, we can enter into a payment plan. I do my best to keep my fees reasonable so that you can afford an attorney to represent your interests.
My office is located in downtown Charlottesville. I'm on the second floor above the South Street Brewery restaurant. When you arrive, you'll enter the main door, as if you're going into the restaurant. But right after you enter, you'll take the stairs to your left to the second floor. My office is Suite 211.
If you're coming from Interstate 64, take exit 120, Fifth St. After you exit the interstate, turn right onto Fifth Street toward downtown Charlottesville. Continue on Fifth Street until you come to the intersection with the Lewis and Clark Statute. At that intersection, take the first right and my office building is about two blocks on the right.
If you're coming from the north, take 29 South toward Charlottesville. Turn left on Rio Road and continue straight onto John Warner Parkway. Continue to straight to the intersection with the Lewis and Clark statute. Take the second right at the intersection and my office is about two blocks down on the right.
There is metered parking directly across the street from my office. The parking meters only take quarters and it is $0.25 for thirty minutes. The Water Street Garage parking lot is also within sight of my office. Parking there is more expensive, but you can park for longer. There is some free two-hour street parking nearby but you cannot always count on a spot being available.
Both the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City courthouses are within a short walking distance of my office. It is not easy to find parking near the courthouses. I recommend the Market Street Garage or Water Street Garage.
J.D. - University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
B.A. - Brigham Young University, 2010
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers