I graduated from the University of North Dakota Law School in May of 1994 and was admitted to practice in Colorado the same year. From 1994 through the end of 2002, I hung out my own shingle and practiced criminal defense, military justice, dependency and neglect respondent parent defense, and firearms law as well as handling some estate planning and small corporation matters. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks on Washington, D.C. and New York City, I joined the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. I served as an Army lawyer at Fort Carson, Colorado, from December 2002 through February 2007. In November of 2005, I deployed with my unit to Iraq where we undertook an 11 month tour of duty. Upon completion of my active duty service obligation, I returned to civilian life and re-opened my law practice. Today I live with my wife, three children and three dogs in Colorado Springs. I am a Lieutenant Colonel (JAG) in the United States Army Reserve.
My resume is as follows:
Coronado High School, Lubbock, Texas
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs,
Colorado, summers of 1989 and 1990
Bachelor of Special Studies
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1991-1994
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course,
Charlottesville, Virginia 2003
Criminal Law Advocacy Course,
Charlottesville, Virginia 2004
Law of War Course,
Charlottesville, Virginia 2005
Judge Advocate Officer Advance Course,
Charlottesville, Virgina 2010
Command General Staff College
Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin 2014
Private practice, 1994-2002, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Areas of practice - criminal defense, military justice, dependency and neglect respondent parent defense, firearms law, small corporations, civil protection orders, wills, powers of attorney.
Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army, 2002-2007, Fort Carson, Colorado and Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Baqubah, Iraq. Areas of practice - Legal Assistance for the 5025th Garrison Support Unit; Trial Counsel for 43rd Area Support Group; Special Assistant United States Attorney of the Federal Magistrate Court; Trial Counsel, legal assistance, foreign claims and operational law attorney for 3d Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
Private Practice, 2007-present.
Areas of practice - criminal defense, military justice, administrative separations, dependency and neglect respondent parent defense, firearms law, domestic relations, civil protection orders, domestic violence, wills, powers of attorney.