How did you arrive at this position? What path brought you here?
Following law school, I spent two years as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals before joining a mid-size insurance defense/civil litigation firm. While I had a wonderful experience with my prior firm, Hewson gave me the opportunity to focus my practice on appellate litigation and legal research.
What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
Legal research and analysis.
What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients? What do your ideal clients say about you?
Analyzing unique legal questions and predicting a jurist’s likely view on a legal issue by ascertaining his or her judicial philosophy. “You were right…”.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?
I like to teach and mentor young lawyers, particularly on how to conduct complex legal research and analysis as well as the use the traditional tools of legal advocacy.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
Music and theology.
Where can we find you when you are not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Working at the piano bar! Sunday afternoon, though, is reserved for the family (unless it’s a really hot gig).
How long have you been an attorney?
What volunteer activities do you engage in?
My wife and I are Church youth group leaders.
Any nonprofits you love and if so, why?
FOCUS North America.
What would be impossible for you to give up?