J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
M.A. Georgetown University, Liberal Studies with Emphasis in International Affairs
B.A. Loyola Marymount University, History
Bar Admission: Arizona
Court Admission: U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2009
Published Opinion: Simpson v. Miller, 241 Ariz. 341, 387 P.3d 1270 (2017)
I joined KW Law in June 2020 after 12 years of experience as both an associate and partner at an Am Law 200 Phoenix law firm. I transitioned to KW Law in large part because I wanted to be part of a firm with a personalized approach to law, allowing more flexibility with my clients and a customized approach to service. I practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation, White Collar Crime/Criminal Defense, and Government and Internal Investigations.
In the commercial litigation context, I represent businesses and corporations in numerous business disputes and assist my clients in obtaining injunctive relief. I have over fourteen years of experience in all aspects of litigation, including law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appellate practice. As a trial attorney, I have tried civil and criminal cases in both State and Federal court and in various arbitration forums.
I defend individuals and corporations in white collar and non-white collar criminal offenses in both Federal and State court. I also defend juveniles, individuals and corporations charged with numerous misdemeanor and felony offenses including: Racketeering Offenses, Computer Tampering; Fraud; Telemarketing offenses; Drug Offenses; Aggravated Assault; Homicide; Domestic Violence Offenses; Vehicular Offenses (including DUIs); and property crimes. I understand that being charged with a criminal offense often has collateral consequences for my clients, and I assist my clients with reporting obligations to various regulatory agencies, licensing divisions and professional Boards.
I have conducted internal investigations on behalf of businesses who are investigating alleged misconduct within the company. I have experience in government investigations involving allegations of fraud, SEC violations, environmental violations, immigration violations, violations of the Defense Production Act, and general criminal misconduct. I have also represented numerous collegiate students with regards to allegations of Code of Conduct violations, Title IX violations and NCAA violations.
Further, I have significant experience representing individuals and businesses who are victims of state and federal criminal offenses. In this capacity, I regularly interface with law enforcement and the government, and I have assisted crime victims in preparing for and testifying in Court. I have been recognized for my strong legal work by both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.
I am passionate about my legal work, but it is also very important to me that I am involved in the Phoenix community. I serve as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors at Make-A-Wish Arizona, and I am the past President of the School Advisory Board at St. Francis Xavier School. I am a member of the National Charity League (Central Phoenix Chapter) alongside my eldest daughter. I am a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and I regularly take on pro bono work. In 2017, I was the recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award.
Given my areas of expertise, my clients often come to me because they are dealing with very difficult and stressful legal issues. I work diligently and methodically to resolve each case in the best possible way for my clients, while always remaining present and available for my clients whenever needed.