When I joined Parnall Law, I already had years of experience as a civil litigator, defending insureds against lawsuits brought by plaintiffs.
In coming to the Parnall firm, I chose to purposefully cross over to represent injured plaintiffs because I wanted to represent individuals—both in law and in community service.
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where much of my family is from:
However, I grew up in a military family, living in various areas of the U.S. I went to Texas Tech University for undergraduate study, receiving a B.A. in in English and Theater Arts in 2001, graduating cum laude. I also gained a minor in high school education, and I was a pre-school teacher before I decided to go to Texas Tech School of Law. I graduated magna cum laude in 2006.
During my third year of law school, I clerked at a small general-practice law firm in Ruidoso, and then joined that firm after getting my J.D. In Ruidoso, I learned the importance of understanding people during their toughest times, and I was able to help them in direct and meaningful ways.
I was also active in the Ruidoso community in a variety of capacities: as a committee member of the Twelfth Judicial District Pro Bono Services Committee, as an incorporator of the Ruidoso Valley Economic Development Corporation, and as professional counsel board member and vice president of economic development for the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce.
While I enjoyed my work and community involvement there, I wanted to develop greater skills as a litigator, and I had an opportunity to do that with a larger firm in Albuquerque. There, I defended insured individuals and companies against lawsuits for personal injury, wrongful death, construction defects, and medical malpractice.
While I was able to gain a lot of litigation experience there, I ultimately wanted to help people, not insurance companies. So, I am glad to now be doing precisely that at Parnall Law, helping injured victims.
It means a lot to me to improve the lives of people in need, and I strongly believe that our system of justice can help do so.
In my spare time, I enjoy rafting, skiing, and cooking:
I also spend a lot of time hiking and camping with my wife and our dog, Sammy:
I am also a big fan of our local soccer team… SOMOS UNIDOS!