I graduated from Greece Arcadia High School in 2000. I am a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. Before attending UDSL I was an honor student at Utica College of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
In 2009 I was employed by the New York State Attorney General’s Office as a Paralegal and gained extensive research and writing skills. I handled tort defense cases in the Court of Claims, and drafted motions and responses for Article 78 proceedings. I assisted in civil proceedings in New York Supreme Court against defrauders. After analyzing the facts of my cases I put together summaries as well as consult with experts and witnesses to help the attorneys put together a trial strategy.
I worked as a prosecutor in Tompkins County handling hundreds of cases including misdemeanors and violent felonies with significant media attention. Some of the cases I handled involved multiple defendants, and were very complex. I have handled all aspects of felony cases including grand jury, felony preliminary hearings, suppression hearings, voir dire, and trial. I handled my own post trial and appellate matters, researching and drafting briefs and responses. I am familiar with the long hours and preparation needed to win at trial.
Since 2012, I have worked primarily as a criminal defense attorney and have handled a wide variety of cases ranging from violent felonies and misdemeanors to traffic infractions. I practice in over 12 counties in Western and Upstate New York and currently serve on the Assigned Counsel panels in Monroe, Orleans, Livingston and Yates Counties. I have experience in transactional areas such as wills, power of attorney and real estate foreclosure.
I am married to a first grade teacher and reside in the Brockport School District. I love pets and am a huge sports fan. I attend and am a Parish Council member at St. Charles Borromeo in Greece. As an attorney I strive to educate my clients of all the variable that may affect their case. I rely on my reputation to communicate with Courts and Prosecutors so that the client will ultimately receive options with regard to their case disposition. I am dedicated to my clients and am willing to litigate any matter in order to achieve justice.