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Growing up in the system I have always had a special place in my heart for families and their children. After I graduated from UF I worked as a Child Protective Investigator for 4 years here in this community. I became disenchanted with the system because I realized I couldn’t save the world or change the system. I started exploring other avenues, one of which led me to completing my Masters Degree at UCF, and another that led me to consider law school. I chose to go to law school instead of accepting a supervisor position at DCF.
During law school I focused on family law and thought for sure that’s the type of law I would practice and planned to return to the Department of Children and Families. I also clerked for one of the most prestigious family law firms in Jacksonville for a year and a half or so. When I graduated, I wasn’t ready for family law or DCF and wanted jury trial experience. I became a prosecutor and in 4 years I had over 30 jury trials and countless non-jury trials. I then went into private practice and had the opportunity to learn criminal defense from one of the best attorneys in this area. I learned a lot and now have the opportunity to go out on my own.
My background in family law and my experience in the system both as a child and as an employee have given me a unique perspective in all types of cases. I know what its like from every angle and the impact these cases have on all parties involved.
With my prosecutor experience I can understand a prosecutor’s logic, know exactly what they’re looking for and focusing on, and anticipate almost every move they make. I know their tricks. With all this combined, I can represent my clients knowing the full scale effects that families experience whether it’s in a family, criminal, or other type of case. I care and I understand that this is your life and you are the one who is living it. So, whether you need help with a criminal case, family matter, personal injury, or other help navigating life’s path, let me help you!