What prompted me to focus on this area of the law? I encountered several clients who had been given incorrect advice about how to handle student loan problems. I then encountered students that needed help but had been quoted hourly rates that put help beyond their reach.

Finally, I had an experience where I tried to refer someone to a talented attorney in a larger law firm. It was like I was trying to reach the president of a major corporation. I got bounced around from secretary to secretary and never actually got through.

I think my job is to make the world a better place and, if possible, to make you feel less stressed in the process. Phone trees, fine print, corporations where I can’t reach the person I need to talk to, these are things that definitely don’t make me feel less stressed.

I try to give you relief and guidance in an increasingly confusing world by giving you my direct number, being honest, working hard, and offering services with your budget in mind.

I know about the reputation that lawyers have and there are many of us who deserve it. But I hope I can give some measure of relief to my clients by caring about them and doing my best to ethically face down life’s challenges with them.

​I will save you from the "big law" experience!

Professional Qualifications

  • I am admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and Virginia. I am also admitted to practice in Federal Court, Middle District of Florida.

  • I have extensive courtroom experience. I have tried around thirty jury trials. I worked for seven years as a judge (administrative law) presiding over hundreds of hearings. Before that, I worked for several years as an assistant state attorney.

  • I am a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law (2006). In addition to being a member of the Florida Bar, Virginia Bar, and Federal Bar, I am also a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Jacksonville Bar Association.​