I am a local Valencia resident that has lived in the area since 2003. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, I faithfully served our country for over 20 years as a Marine Fighter Pilot flying off aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions. I have also worked as a Test Pilot both in the military and industry. Even though I went to law school and became an attorney later in life, my interest in the law has been a lifelong affair. Having served my country and worked in private industry, I now want to serve my community and my clients as their family attorney.
I have a strong educational background in the law, business, and personal financial planning. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles --- graduating as the class Salutatorian. My undergraduate and graduate work is in business and engineering --- having degrees in resources management from the Naval Academy (B.S.) and engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology (M.S.). Additionally, I earned a certificate in personal financial planning from The College for Financial Planning. This broad based education has allowed me to understand complex issues, develop plans and strategies, and help my clients make estate planning a part of a full personal financial plan. I am eager to help you with your estate planning needs and have local contacts in the area that can help you with other financial planning and wealth management needs as well.
I am an avid motorcycle rider. While motorcycle riding can be fun and exhilarating, I know the risk that comes from careless drivers of cars and trucks on the road. As a fellow cyclist --- I will fight to help you recover what you are entitled to should you become injured due to the fault of another driver.
Finally, I don’t work for a big law firm. I intentionally want to keep my practice small and my client list short so I can be sure to serve all my clients personally. I will not take a case that is too big for me to handle. When I feel that I cannot handle the case --- I will refer you to an attorney that is better suited for your case --- or, I will associate with another attorney at no additional cost to you.
I am here to be your family lawyer.