Growing up in rural Idaho, I learned very early in life how difficult it can be for rural communities to obtain professional services. Though law school took me away from my mountain roots temporarily while I pursued the studies needed to obtain a Doctorate in Law, I am excited to be able to bring that education back to north Idaho. Since being in north Idaho, I have been actively involved in various wildlife and conservation-related organizations, including founding the Gonzaga Rod & Gun Club and serving as a state Hunter's Education instructor. In addition to my passion for the outdoors, I share an equal passion for providing opportunities for the youth in my community, leading me to serve as a President for both the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in the Silver Valley.
In my free time, I enjoy fly-fishing in high mountain streams, hiking in the backcountry with my wife and two children, hunting with my labrador retrievers, and officiating basketball. I firmly believe that reinvesting in the youth of our society is the key to a sustainable future and volunteering in our communities is just one of the ways I believe we can use the gifts that God gives us to make this world a better place.
Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2012
Doctor of Law, Gonzaga University, 2015
Boone & Crockett - OM, 2018
Coming from a multi-generational Silver Valley family, I am excited to be able to bring my law degree back home where I am from. Becoming a lawyer was a childhood dream that manifested itself through a one-track mindset in pursuing a law degree at Gonzaga University. After spending my first few years of practice in an urban environment in Spokane, Washington, I longed to return to my small rural community of Shoshone County. Joining the firm at Silver Valley Law has helped me make this dream a reality.
With my free time, I enjoy hiking the vast terrain of the Pacific Northwest, finding rural hot springs to soak in, and making elaborate charcuterie boards. I value spending quality time with my family and friends, and enjoy exploring community events throughout north Idaho where the unique historic roots of our small towns are highlighted. My aussie doodle, Justice, joins me on my daily adventures and with specialized training, doubles as our office support staff. I am specifically invested in the rehabilitative aspects of the legal system, including specialty courts, and hope to see them as a viable alternative to reducing criminal offenses in our communities. In the coming years, I look forward to using my law degree to make a positive impact on the rural north-Idaho that I love, so that others can experience the small-town upbringing that I did for generations to come.
Political Science & Philosophy, Idaho State University, 2015
Doctor of Law, Gonzaga University 2018
Tracing my heritage back to a blue collar community in Michigan, the values of hard work, honesty, and accountability were instilled in me at an early age. During my early adult years, I experienced the joy of small-town life in Wyoming where I went to college. After completing law school in Florida, I realized that I was most happy in small towns with values similar to mine. Although I did not grow up in Idaho, I appreciate small, hardworking communities and I am excited to plant roots in the Silver Valley.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, hunting, and fishing. I am most happy in the wilderness with my wife and two young children. During and after college, I spent my summers with my wife, teaching outdoor courses including rock climbing, backpacking expeditions, and whitewater kayaking. I believe that we become more grounded when we can spend time in the beauty of God’s creation.
I view my position with Silver Valley Law as an opportunity to teach and explain legal issues to clients in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of north Idaho and be a part of a community that truly values others.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science, Wyoming Catholic College 2016
Doctor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, 2021