About Me

I'm a Senior Associate Attorney at CHA Law Group in Austin.  There, I practice family law and criminal defense.

I studied Economics at The George Washington University in Washington DC, and went to law school at Fordham in New York City.

I'm licensed to practice law in both New York and Texas.

Before joining CHA Law Group, I was an Associate Attorney with two large New York City firms from 2008 to 2012.

In New York, I practiced commercial litigation in federal courts, representing large corporations and banks in business disputes.

Next, I spent about a year as a criminal defense attorney with the Family Court Trial Unit of the Public Defender's Office in the high-crime city of Wilmington, Delaware.

After returning home from a vacation to Tanzania in 2013, however, I decided to get a job living and working in Africa.

In 2013 and 2014, I spent a year living and working in Namibia, a mostly rural and agricultural country in southern Africa.

There, I was a high school science teacher, a freelance journalist, and a consultant for a NGO that worked with subsistence farmers to increase agricultural yields.

 

It was also in Namibia that I met my wife. She was born and raised in Austin.

After relocating with her to Austin in 2015, I was a criminal prosecutor with the Hays County District Attorney's Office.

I am now a Senior Associate Attorney at CHA Law Group where I practice family law and criminal defense.

Contact me if you need help with a family law or criminal law problem in the Greater Austin Area.

Interesting facts about me

My first job was at a BP gas station.

I've climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

I went to high school in Portland, Oregon, but lived the longest in NYC.

My first "lawyer" job was at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in NYC where I was an Associate Attorney in the litigation group.

I hit a hole-in-one (on a poorly-hit shot) when I was 16.

I've visited 36 countries, from Angola to Zambia.

My wife was born and raised in Austin, but we met in Namibia, Africa.

I live and work in South Austin.