Unlike many, my decision to go to law school did not start with law-related TV shows like Law and Order
, Perry Mason
, or Suits
. When I graduated from BYU with my undergraduate degree, I took a job at Merrill Lynch in Los Angeles, California. While at Merrill Lynch, I realized that a post-graduate degree would help me in employment. I also enjoyed being around business transactions and seeing the value professional consultants and advisors bring to their clients. I observed the critical role of attorneys. The legal team’s decisions and analysis always seemed impactful. These experiences, coupled with the advice
of several successful business owners that I admired, inspired me to go to law school. Prior to working at BM&M I worked with an in-house counsel legal team for a large private investment firm in San Francisco. I also clerked for a regional law firm located in the Bay Area.
My favorite part of being an attorney is that every day I have the opportunity to help someone. I enjoy interacting with my clients, being trusted by them, and helping them navigate through various legal issues or transactions. It is very gratifying to see my clients’ successes and be a part of it. Reliability is my greatest strength as an attorney. I believe my clients can depend on me and feel they are in good hands when we work together on their legal matters. If I had not chosen to practice law, I would have pursued a career in private equity or something associated with ESPN.
People may be surprised to learn that I served a 2-year mission for my church in Poland, and studied overseas in Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. I love sports and the outdoors, especially the beach. I have triplets and am married to a beautiful wife. There is nothing I am more passionate about. I have noticed that the happiest time of year for me just happens to coincide with the college football season.
Brigham Young University (B.A., magna cum laude, American Studies, 1999)
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2004)