I’ve wanted to be an attorney since I was eight years old. Frankly, I’ve always been passionate about helping others, especially those who have a feeling of helplessness. Fighting for other people is in my DNA and comes across in everything I do. I am passionate about seeking justice in all circumstances and I truly believe in our system, when it’s working as it should.
At the end of the day, that’s my job. I am intent on adding a layer of accountability to our system to ensure that it works properly for all people. This means helping people to understand their rights, fighting to ensure those rights are intact, and making sure that the criminal justice system doesn’t overwhelm for my clients.
I believe that people deserve second chances, that a mistake shouldn’t define anyone, and that a label such as “criminal” shouldn’t become anyone’s identity. Because of this, I work tirelessly to combine compassion, zeal, and integrity in my practice. I fight for my clients while they are enduring the worst moments of their lives and pride myself on seeking the best possible outcome.
No one should pay for a crime they didn’t commit and no one should be forced to pay indefinitely for a momentary lapse in judgment.
As a long-term Tampa Bay area resident, I attended the University of South Florida where I received a full scholarship and graduated cum laude. I then worked my way through law school and earned my law degree from Stetson University College of Law, which is recognized as one of the top law schools in the country for trial advocacy. There I participated on the client counseling team and competed nationally as a member of the dispute resolution team.
After graduating in 2004, I began to work for a Fortune 100 company and spent close to a decade practicing in corporate America. I have benefited from numerous leadership, management, and relationship-building courses during my tenure and have been awarded recognition for my performance, collaboration and negotiation skills, and leadership in difficult situations. My real-world experience gives me the ability to look outside the box and bring a different perspective to my client’s cases. I am able to combine my knowledge of the criminal justice system with this experience to earn results for my clients.
I am a full-time wife, mother of two beautiful children, and criminal defense attorney. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. I am still humbled that I get to live my dream of helping my clients each and every day and I look forward to helping you too.
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
B.A., University of South Florida