PRACTICE AREAS: General liability defense
LAW SCHOOL: University of Missouri
WHO IS YOUR LEGAL HERO? Anthony Bartels. He was the first lawyer I worked for, and he showed me the ropes. Old-school Southern lawyer and gentleman.
YOUR FAVORITE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE? Sandra Day O’Connor.
YOUR LEAST-FAVORITE CLASS IN LAW SCHOOL? Criminal procedure.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? A room full of snakes with no exit.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? Golf, softball and hiking
IF YOU HADN’T BECOME A LAWYER, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? Landscape architect. I worked landscaping in college and nearly didn’t go to law school because I enjoyed it so much.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG LAWYERS? Be courteous and professional. The job is a lot more fun that way.