My legal career has consisted of fifteen years in the St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, twelve as the Elected Prosecutor. In that time I have been in charge of and tried some of the most difficult and public cases the county has ever seen, appearing on national television a number of times.
Since leaving the County Prosecutor’s office in 2020 my focus has been on establishing this practice to continue serving my community. I primarily handle Criminal, Family, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Estate Planning, but am willing to consult on all legal matters and for cases I do not feel comfortable I will find a suitable colleague for the job. I will be working mostly in St. Joseph, Cass, Branch, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo Counties, but I am happy to travel further if needed. My goal is to provide the best possible legal service at the most affordable price. I love Southwest Michigan and especially St Joseph County and am very passionate about helping those in need.
I am also very passionate for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. As a recovering alcoholic I know the tools that can be used to assist someone struggling with addiction and will be happy to make those tools a part of any case I take. If you are willing to make the necessary changes I am happy to help.
I have learned the hard way that personal choices can make a huge impact on your life, my experience with alcohol nearly led to my death but I survived and am thriving in my new life. This very simple but powerful prayer is how I live my life everyday: