I became a lawyer to help people, especially innocent victims of other peoples’ negligence and bad conduct.  While I grew up in Minnesota, I attended law school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  After graduating in 1991, I moved to New Mexico and started working in the area of personal injury and insurance law.   Since then, I have represented hundreds, maybe thousands, of clients from all around the State on different types of claims, including car crashes, slip/trip and falls, premises liability and medical negligence.  While most cases eventually settle, I am always thinking ahead and prepared to fight for my clients all the way through trial, if the other side refuses to take responsibility and pay fair compensation for the damages caused by wrongful conduct.   In this country, we have a constitutional right to seek justice for harms caused by other people’s bad choices, and we should never take that right for granted.

For a variety of reasons, I became licensed to practice law in Arizona and Virginia, in addition to the State of New Mexico.  I am licensed in the state and federal courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, as well as being licensed by the Navajo Nation Tribal Court.  I have an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell, which reflects professional reviews from peers, judges and colleagues.

I joined Parnall Law Firm in 2012 and have never regretted it.  Bert Parnall is a remarkable human being who treats his employees well, who gives back to the community and recognizes the best of each member of our team.  Parnall Law has become a model of professional excellence in our community and I am proud to be a part of this amazing group.

I’m originally from Alexandria, Minnesota, where I spent my first 20 years on the lakes — waterskiing, swimming and boating in the summers and riding snowmobiles and ice fishing in the winters.  Since moving to New Mexico, I have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful, welcoming folks around the State and learning how to cook with red and green chili.  In my free time, I like to travel, read novels, ride horses (most recently, a rather large Clydesdale named Jack) and spend time with my family.

Birthday fruit bowl (not cake!) with Ashly (our bookkeeper) and Bert Parnall.

Posing outside the office with colleagues Pete, Greg, Una, Aimee and Nick.

Me with Pete and his wife at the 2020 Walk Like Mad fundraiser event.

Me and Jack (Clydesdale).

My daughter Cat and I on our recent trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.