I grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, graduating from high school in 2004. I golfed during the short summers and played hockey during the long winters.
I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in Business Management. I received my Master of Business Administration and Law degrees from the University of South Dakota in 2013.
Following law school, I served as law clerk to the Judges in the southern portion of the First Judicial Circuit of South Dakota which is comprised of Bon Homme, Yankton, Clay, and Union Counties. I joined the firm in August of 2014.
PROFESSIONAL EMPHASIS AND EXPERIENCE
As a small town lawyer, my practice is general in nature. My primary areas of practice include general criminal and civil litigation, business law, property law, family law, and estate planning.
I am licensed to practice law in South Dakota and Nebraska and I am a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Yankton County Bar Association. I am also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND INVOLVEMENT
I serve on the Yankton Junior Achievement Board. I am legal counsel for Onward Yankton, Inc. which is a non-profit corporation established in 2016 with the goal of making Yankton into the entrepreneurial center of South Dakota. I am also involved with the Yankton Bar Association.