My interest in the legal profession could probably be traced all the way back to an early age in my childhood. As someone who was born and raised in New York City, I learned early on the value of helping those in need, especially within your own community. When it came time for college, I knew I wanted to see the world beyond my own neighborhood, so I decided to leave the state entirely and attend the University of Denver in Colorado. After my sophomore year, I decided to transfer to the University of Colorado in Boulder as I began to focus on earning a B.A. in Philosophy. When I graduated in 1982, I was weighing several different options, including the idea of attending law school.
I decided to spend a year working as a writer for RWA Inc. back home in New York, but I soon found myself longing for the natural beauty of the Colorado Mountains. After some careful consideration, I decided to apply for law school and was excited to be accepted into the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.
While attending law school at the University of Denver, I worked as both a research and technical editor, as well as an articles editor for the Denver University Law Review. While working at the Law Review, I had the privilege of writing and publishing an article titled “Evolving Standards of Duty of Fair Representation Cases Under Section 301.” After three years of juggling my studies and my work for the Law Review, I was able to graduate from the University of Denver with my Juris Doctor in 1986.
I love what I do because it allows me to help good people by guiding them through the legal system.