I am a native Floridian raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since I first learned about the U.S. Constitution and the civil rights cases of the 1950s and '60s when I was a young boy, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer: to help and serve people when liberty, freedom, or property are on the line; to ensure justice is served. I am a fervent defender of the Constitution and its guarantees enumerated in the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments. Nothing is more integral to my practice of law than helping others, serving my community, and ensuring the protection of our legal rights.
I attended St. Paul's Catholic School and Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach before following in my father's footsteps and enrolling at the University of Florida. The tragic events of 9/11 occurred during my freshman year, and after the Iraq War started in 2003, I left school to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps and serve my country, becoming the fourth consecutive generation of my family to have military service. I attained the rank of Sergeant before I ended my active service with an Honorable Discharge in 2007.
Coming back to my native Florida, I then finished my bachelor's degree at Flagler College in St. Augustine, graduating magna cum laude, before matriculating at Florida Coastal School of Law for my law degree, graduating cum laude and in the top 9% of my class.
After working for several small firms in Jacksonville both during and after law school, I came back to Daytona Beach to serve my community and practice law in my hometown. I am dedicated to effective and, when necessary, aggressive representation to protect your legal rights. I strive to provide excellent customer service and look out for your best interests. I have a passion for being a trial lawyer and will be by your side from day one.
Flagler College: B.A., English, magna cum laude; Minors in History and Creative Writing.
Florida Coastal School of Law: Juris Doctor, cum laude.
Organizations and Bar Memberships:
Volusia County Bar Association
Flagler County Bar Association
The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Past President, Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
President, Volusia Literacy Council
Board of Directors, Volusia County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Flagler County Bar Association
Member, Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association
Member, Dunn-Blount Inn of Court
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, National Trial Lawyers
Superlawyers Rising Star, 2019 and 2021.
Member, Volusia County Women Who Care
Awards and Recognition:
2017 Judge Robert K. Rouse, Jr., Pro Bono Service Award, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Guardian of Justice, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida