I knew from a young age I wanted to be a trial attorney. Over the years I have represented thousands of criminal clients. I have handled every kind of criminal case possible from first degree murder to white collar RICO cases. I also knew from a young age I wanted to practice law in Florida. It is my home.
Growing up the son of a Circuit Court Judge in Tampa was an invaluable life experience most attorneys can only dream of before they start their career. My dad brought me to work with him over the years, allowing me to see firsthand how trial attorneys fought for their clients in the trenches of the courtroom. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a trial attorney. I also knew from a young age I wanted to practice law in Florida. It is my home.
I went to Jesuit High School in Tampa and in 1991 graduated from the University of Tampa, my dad's alma mater. Wanting to experience what it was like in other parts of the country, I decided to go to law school in Oklahoma. I moved to Oklahoma in 1992 and enrolled at the University of Tulsa, graduating from the College of Law in 1995. While living in Tulsa, I worked part-time and full-time jobs throughout my law school career. I delivered pizzas for Dominos Pizza Incorporated, worked as a substitute school teacher in the Tulsa public school district, and installed brakes for Midas Mufflers. All of those jobs and the friends I made throughout college helped mold me into the attorney I am today.
I loved Oklahoma, but Florida was always calling me home. After graduating from Law School I moved back to Florida and decided to move to Daytona Beach; I had worked in Daytona Beach as a Deputy Clerk of the Courts for a year in 1992 before attending Law School. I met all of the Judges and most lawyers at the time, so Daytona Beach seemed like a logical place to begin my career.
In 1996, I started working with my former partner Dave Damore. Most criminal attorneys start their careers working for the government either as an Assistant State Attorney or Public Defender. But I wanted to go into private practice right from the beginning, so that's what I did—and I have been doing so ever since. In 2008, Dave Damore and I combined our firm with Matt Romanik and Aaron Delgado. As they say, the rest is history.
I am a member of the Volusia and Orange County Bar Associations, as well as both the National and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
I have two beautiful daughters that are my life. I love to hunt, fish, and spend time with my children in the outdoors. I am an avid professional and college sports fan. I follow the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, and the Edmonton Oilers.
If you have a case or need help involving an issue, please contact our firm. I promise I will do whatever it takes to help you with your problems, no matter the issue. No case is too big or too small.
Florida Bar (1996)
Volusia County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“FACDL”)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NACDL”)