I grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended University of Oregon. After college, I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. I was stationed as an Infantry Officer at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. As a Marine, I deployed to many countries and served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After my time in the Marines, I decided to attend law school. With the assistance of the GI BIll and a scholarship, I was able to attend the University of South Carolina Law School.
My first job as a lawyer was at a small firm in a small town. During this time, I served clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters and gained valuable experience in the courtroom. I enjoyed getting to know my clients and guiding them through the legal process. After nine years, I decided to join a much larger plaintiff's firm. It was during this time that I had the opportunity to focus my practice on representing people that were severely injured. When I met Kenneth Berger and the opportunity to learn more about his firm, I knew that I found the right place for me to practice law. A close knit group of lawyers who are passionate about serving their clients and the community.
When I am not practicing law, I am with my family. My wife Christie and I have a son, Gabriel, and a daughter, Eveliina and three dogs that keep us busy. We enjoy spending our time exploring the beautiful and unique places that South Carolina offers. Of special interest to us are the mountains of the upstate, where we enjoy hiking, camping and fishing. When not in the woods exploring, I enjoy reading and playing chess.
Areas of Practice
- Catastrophic Injury
- Wrongful Death
- University of Oregon, Political Science/Economics, B.S., 1998
- USC School of Law, J.D., 2010
- South Carolina Bar
- South Carolina Association of Justice