I represent people who have been permanently disabled or killed by the wrongdoing of others. I am a top-rated attorney who enforces laws that keep us safe.
• Wrongful Death •
• Defective and Dangerous Products •
• Premises Liability •
• Serious Injury Car Accidents •
• Drowning and Recreational Activity Injury •
• Consumer Protection Act and Business Misconduct •
• Insurance Bad Faith •
My practice is about building a safer community.
Laws educate people about what is expected of them, which primarily means respecting the rights and safety of others so that each person and family can dream and prosper on their own path. I hold those who violate the law, through carelessness or misconduct, accountable in the civil justice system. By enforcing the rules, my professional goal is to protect the community from similar wrongdoing in the future.
I pride myself on developing strong relationships with clients, through compassion and straight forward communication. In the arena, people call me brash and relentless, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Outside of work I spend my time with my wife Courtney, our two little girls, and our baby son. Courtney is a brilliant lawyer and the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met. I really like doing my girls’ hair. They are totally different but best of friends. My son is feisty with a big noggin, just like me. We have three dogs: Louis, Franklin, and Mortimer. Louis is a curmudgeonly old soul. Franklin is sweet but neurotic. Morty is dumb as a post but cute enough to make up for it.
I’ve played guitar for about 15 years. My favorite guitar is my baby blue Fender fat strat. More recently, I’ve become more handy than I ever dreamed possible, thanks largely to YouTube. My garage is filled with tools I now rarely have time to use. Right now I’m finishing a studio next to our house.
My peaceful place is around the water. I am a PADI certified Divemaster with specialty certifications in equipment and wreck diving, and have logged over 200 open water dives over 20 years.
Courtney and I are also big fans of the Mariners and Seahawks, and we watch whenever parenthood/lawyering allows.