I was born in Pontiac, Michigan and raised in White Lake Township, Michigan.
After graduation from high school, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the infantry. Upon my release from active military duty, I attended and graduated from the Oakland Police Academy. I then worked with the Oakland County Safety Division and later with the Oakland County Sheriff's Marine Division, as a Deputy Sheriff.
I attended Western Michigan University where I majored in Criminal Justice. After I graduated from college, I worked for the General Motors Corporation for eight years as a salaried security officer. While working the midnight shift for G.M., I attended law school at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
Upon my graduation from law school, I immediately opened my own law office and began my legal career as a general practice attorney focusing primarily on wills, trusts, estate planning, criminal defense, real-estate and divorce law.
After five years in private practice, I accepted a position with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office and served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for six years.
In 2007, I left the prosecutor's office to go back into private practice with a focus primarily on Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Criminal Defense.
Attorney Profile - Education
Walled Lake Central High School - Walled Lake, Michigan.
Oakland Community College - Royal Oak, Michigan. Oakland Police Academy
Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan. Criminal Justice, B.S
Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Lansing, Michigan. Law, J.D.
Institute For Continuing Legal Education - Certificate of Completion.
I hold a certificate of completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.
Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern Division of Michigan
Probate and Estate Planning Section, State Bar of Michigan