Founder & Managing Attorney
Licensed IAR for Keystone Wealth Partners, LLC
I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering, first in my class. I then entered the legal profession as a law clerk in 2002 and pursued a law degree at Arizona State University, completing the degree in 2006 as one of a handful of students who also obtained a Certificate in Law, Science and Technology. I led the Elder Law Pro Bono project and Christian Legal Society student chapters, and then interned at Arizona Technology Enterprises.
During my last year in a tax and wills & trusts course, I discovered the “fun” of taking advantage of the intricacies of the tax code to help families in estate planning. This area of law brought together my enjoyment of calculating numbers with the practice of law.
I have a passion for teaching and have taught numerous workshops, seminars and education courses to attorneys, financial professionals, and the public. I discovered this joy for teaching in English Talk Time, an outreach ministry at my church, teaching conversational English as a second language to immigrants.
- Member, Arizona State Bar (Elder Law & Mental Health Section)
- Admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court of Arizona
- Admitted to practice before all Arizona State Courts
- Accredited, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Member, Christian Legal Society
- Founding Member, WealthCounsel Arizona Forum, a professional association of estate planning attorneys
Nicole and I have four children, Isabella, Gabriel, Sophia and Zachary. Before entering law school, I promised my family that I would avoid becoming one of “those attorneys”. I promised them that I would be different. That commitment led me to find areas of practice where my skills could be used to build something positive for my clients and to minister to them in times of trouble.
Outside of the office, you might find me camping with my kids, fishing, hiking, hunting, working in the church nursery, or remodeling the kitchen.