Thanks for your interest in me and my firm. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, both professionally and personally. Professionally, I want to start by stating that I have always had an interesting approach to the law and litigation. I believe that litigation is, often times, not the answer. This philosophy developed over time while representing some of the world’s largest corporations and insurance companies. I have adapted this philosophy to the representation of individuals and small businesses.
That philosophy is to develop a plan of action that maximizes the result and minimizes costs. I do this through a complete understanding of your case and the development of a plan of action that enables the matter to reach a productive, cost effective conclusion. The plan of action usually involves a form of ADR, or Alternative Dispute Resolution. I usually try and look into whether the matter can be mediated, arbitrated, or settled without initiating a suit. ADR may not be appropriate is every case, but in my experience, it is always something worth exploring, especially in my construction defect cases. My goal through ADR is to resolve the matter in a way that, both, is acceptable and cost-effective. Litigation, it is my personal belief, should always be the last resort. The only people that benefit financially through litigation are the lawyers; it shouldn’t be that way.
Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure to represent corporations and individuals in areas such as ERISA, construction defects, collection work, contract negotiation & disputes, trusts and estates, maritime & admiralty, family law and criminal defense. This wide array of disciplines allow me to view your case from different angles and ask the right questions to help you navigate our legal system.
I graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1997 and practiced in Louisiana until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit. I moved my family to Miami for another 5 years until I finally settled in Wytheville in 2010. I opened my practice in 2014 with the intent to provide my clients with excellent legal and customer service. I learned early in my career that people initially hire a lawyer because they trust their legal abilities; they rehire him because they develop a mutually beneficial and trusting personal relationship. In short, lawyering is an intellectual and relationship venture.
Personally, when not coaching and watching my kids play sports, I like to play some golf and watch some baseball. When the weather permits, I like hiking the hundreds of trails this great area of the country has to offer. Coming from the flatlands of Miami and New Orleans, these mountains fascinate me.
If you think you may have any legal questions, feel free to reach out to me, I’d be glad to help. I look forward to meeting and helping you. Thank you for taking to time to read my bio and learning a little about me.