I did not attend law school immediately after college. Before law school, I had an extensive career in business and information technology. I’m a published author with over a half-dozen titles to my credit. Unless you are a someone who likes to read programming books that are several years old, my books probably won’t interest you. But what they do show is that I can write and I understand the publishing industry.
I have been involved in technology start-up companies and other business ventures since graduating college. That experience includes three start-ups: one did spectacularly well, one was a mild success, and one was a dismal failure. Of them all, I learned the most valuable lessons from the failure. Through my experience in business I learned what I love: helping others grow their businesses and using my experience to help them avoid my mistakes. That is why I went to law school and that is why I want to be your lawyer.
In addition to my background in business, I have an affinity for the arts. I am an amateur musician and artist, with a background in theatre. I enjoy the arts and as a means of contributing to the arts community, I represent artists (writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, etc.) with regard to business matters. While I would certainly love a world where the arts didn’t have to worry about business, our modern reality is that proper business management and legal protections can mean the difference between being a successful artist and being being a hobbyist. If you have a career in the arts I can help you with the legal and business aspects so you can concentrate on the art.
I am a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law (at the Illinois Institute of Technology). I graduated in 2008 and am a licensed member of the Illinois Bar in good standing. I did well in law school and was on Law Review. If you are an attorney, you know what that means, if you are not, it means I applied myself academically and was rewarded by being asked to be a member of the school’s legal publication, the Law Review. It’s considered an honor in law school, but doesn’t mean much in the “real world”. I am a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the West Suburban Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
If there is anything you would like to know about my background or experience, just get in touch. I would be happy to answer your questions. What I would really like to talk about is you and why you think you might need a lawyer.