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Areas of Practice:
My job is to understand you as a client, and your job is to cast the vision for where you are going. I will help you to stay focused on your goals without getting stuck in the weeds. I do this by listening well, working hard for you, and sometimes telling you the difficult truth. I will monitor your case and take care of the details so that your journey is efficient and clean.
My mission in representing clients is to usher them through their legal matters gracefully and help them prepare to thrive. I get to know my clients as people—who they are and what they want—and use that to navigate the process and help them work toward their goals.
I lead an active life. I grew up playing sports, and I still play ice hockey and soccer in rec leagues. I also coach a youth hockey team. I keep a veggie garden, and I enjoy cooking what I grow. I go to a handful of live concerts every year, and I love the art museum, too. I studied drawing, painting, and French at Iowa, then I spent several years in various jobs before going to law school at Drake.