Attorney Profile

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.
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My resume is as follows:

 

High School:

Coronado High School, Lubbock, Texas

1985-1988

 

College:

Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

1988-1991

The Colorado College, Colorado Springs,

Colorado, summers of 1989 and 1990

 

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelor of Special Studies

cum laude

(Major: Philosophy)

 

Law School:

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1991-1994

 

Legal Degree:

Doctor of Jurisprudence

 

Military Training:

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

 

Employment History:

 

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.