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Juris Doctor, Drake University Law School, 2005

Certificate of Legislative Practice, Drake University Law School, 2005

Master of Public Administration, Drake University, 2005

Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Simpson College, 2002

State Courts of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

I firmly believe in the principles of civil justice and the importance of our civil justice system. At Simpson, I primarily teach courses related law and in those courses emphasize the significance of our judicial system and the fundamental role citizens play in our legal system. Those courses include Sport Law and Business Law I and II. Aside from my teaching responsibilities at Simpson, I occasionally serve an adjunct professor of Labor Law at Drake Law School. Every course I teach, I strive to make sure that the legal concepts we discuss are not just a series of legal theories and rules, but also relevant points that have direct and practical applications to my students’ lives and future careers.

I actively practice law as a workers’ rights attorney in Des Moines, where I represent clients in labor law, workers’ compensation, and personal injury cases. I feel my experience as an attorney not only helps me stay current on the real-life application of law, but also allows me to use real and meaningful examples in the classroom. My law practice also enables me to bring guest speakers to class so students can discuss class concepts with some of the active players in our legal system.

I also am passionate about being an active member of your community. As a proud Simpson alumnus, that has led me to serve on the Alumni Board and Board of Directors of the John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College. In my profession as an attorney, that has lead me to be vice president of the Iowa Association for Justice (formerly the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association) as well as involved with a variety of other legal organization. I also serve as a grader for the Iowa Bar Examination.

At Simpson, we have a very strong teaching community that truly cares about ensuring that each of our students receives the best educational experience possible. For me personally, it is an absolute privilege  to be part of that aspect of the Simpson Experience.


Classes: Sport Law, Ethics in Sport, Business Law & Ethics I, Business Law & Ethics II, Business Ethics, Contemporary Legal Practice

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