Graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, May 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, May 2002 with my Juris Doctor. While in law school I began clerking with the law firm of Lucco, Brown and Mudge. After graduation I was hired on as an associate and worked there for 8 years until starting my own firm. I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri and have been admitted to practice in the Southern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. I am a member of the American Bar Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, The Madison County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.