I was born in Newton, Iowa, but I grew up in Central Florida. I went to Lake Mary High School, graduating Summa Cum Laude (over 4.0 GPA). In high school, I was on the Varsity baseball and volleyball teams. I then attended Florida State University on two, full scholarships, and obtained degrees, with honors, in both Finance and Insurance/Risk Management. I stayed at Florida State for law school where I obtained my Juris Doctor degree with honors.
While at the Florida State College of Law, I clerked for the General Counsel at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), where I specialized in appellate issues for DUI cases. I later clerked at an insurance-defense law firm, Henry, Buchanan, Hudson, Suber, Carter, P.A., where I assisted on appellate and litigation-related matters. I also served as the Attorney General for the FSU Student Government Association, and as a Fellow for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. While serving as a Fellow for the Speaker, I authored several bills which were subsequently filed in the Florida House of Representatives.
After passing the Bar, I served as a Prosecutor at the State Attorney's Office (Ninth Circuit – Orange/Osceola Counties) where I prosecuted thousands of cases, which included the successful argument of countless motions and the trial of numerous cases as both lead and co-counsel. I then joined a large downtown-Orlando insurance-defense law firm, where I assisted in the litigation of hundreds of cases, which included the defense of some of the country’s largest insurance companies.
In 2010, I opened my own law firm, The Main Law Firm, P.L., because I had seen some of the Plaintiff’s lawyers who were against me, and I knew that I could do better. I knew that I could use my courtroom and trial experience, along with my knowledge from defending the insurance companies, to help good people fight against the insurance companies.
Some of my recent awards include:
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members
A+ Rating, Better Business Bureau
Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star (Top 2.5% lawyers under 40), Thompson Reuters
Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
AV “Preeminent” Rating (highest rating possible), Martindale Hubbell
Top 10 Attorneys, American Jurist Institute
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Legal Elite Up and Comer, Florida Trend Magazine
10/10 "Superb" Rating, Avvo
Lawyers of Distinction Inductee
Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40, American
Society of Legal Advocates
Best Attorney of America, Rue Ratings
Mega Lawyers (top 10% of U.S. Lawyers)
Admitted to Practice
All Florida State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Areas of Practice
Car Accident Lawyer -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Auto Accidents -- Plaintiff
Products Liability -- Plaintiff
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012