J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
M.A. Liberal Studies with Emphasis in International Affairs, Georgetown University
B.A. History, Loyola Marymount
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 because I want 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, Government and Internal Investigations, and White Collar Crime/Criminal Defense.
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 twelve 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 numerous cases (civil and criminal) in both state and federal court.
I have conducted internal investigations on behalf of businesses who are investigating alleged misconduct within the company. I have worked on government investigations involving allegations of fraud, SEC violations, environmental violations, immigration violations, violations of the Defense Production Act, and criminal misconduct. And, I have represented numerous collegiate students with regards to allegations of Code of Conduct violations, Title IX violations and NCAA violation.
I work to defend individuals and corporations in white collar and non-white collar criminal offenses in both Federal and State courts. I have defended juveniles, individuals and corporations charged with numerous misdemeanor and felony offenses including:
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 also 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’m passionate about my legal work, but it is also very important to me that I am involved in the Phoenix community. I serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Make-A-Wish Arizona, and I am the President of the School Advisory Board at St. Francis Xavier School. I am a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and I regularly take on pro bono work, Volunteer Lawyer’s Program. I was a recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award in 2017.
Given my areas of expertise, my clients are often coming to me because they are dealing with a very difficult and stressful legal issue. 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.