From an early age (long before law school had ever crossed my mind), I knew that helping people would be a big part of my life. Back then, I wasn't sure what kind of profession I wanted to go into myself - just that I wanted a career that would allow me to help people and have time to be active in the community.
Once I entered law school I began working in my uncle's law firm and I also spent time working in the legal clinic at Drake. These experiences deepened my conviction that the right attorney can have a powerful impact on a person's life.
My life has always centered around my family, and today I’m very pleased to report that I have five wonderful children who mean everything to me. My oldest two children have dedicated their lives to military and civil service. Another of my children has chosen a path dedicated to improving the lives of children and families here in Iowa. That being said, I know firsthand that family matters don’t always run smoothly. Disagreements come up, and sometimes they lead you to a family law issue you never saw coming.
When I handle a legal matter involving family — whether it’s a divorce, child custody dispute, paternity issue, or another concern — I work hard to make sure my client and any children they may have get the best possible care. I do this not because it’s my job, but because that’s what I would want for my family.
I take pride in my work because I enjoy helping others through difficult situations.