I started working for Holman Schiavone, LLC during my second semester of law school. By the time I graduated, I had assisted in three jury trials, represented multiple people who had been denied unemployment benefits, and argued in front of the Missouri Supreme Court. I also competed in mock trial competitions around the country. Within 18 months after receiving my law license, I had four trials, two of which resulted in verdicts in excess of $1 million. I constantly strive to learn more and become a better trial lawyer because I know in the end, it will help my clients.
I was born in Tennessee and lived there until I was 14, when my family moved to Nebraska. My parents raised me to work hard, be respectful, and look out for others. I'm proud to work at a law firm that stands up for people whose rights have been violated. Employment law can be complicated and challenging. If you have been wronged, we're here to help. Read less
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Highest Honors in Pro Bono/Public Service
Honors: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (Highest GPA)
Honors: Charles C. Whittaker Award
Honors: The Order of the Barristers
Honors: 10 CALI Awards (Top Grade in Class, Contracts I, Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Federal Jurisdiction, Federal Taxation, Property I and II)
Law Review: Urban Lawyer , Articles EditorUniversity of Nebraska, 2009
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