In 1995, I began my legal career as a volunteer prosecutor in the Barnstable District Court. During my time as an intern under District Attorney Phil Rollins, I formed relationships with fellow prosecutors, defense attorneys, court staff, police, and members of the Cape community that continue to this day.
After briefly exploring a practice in municipal law, I returned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office as a full-time prosecutor.
While an Assistant District Attorney, I stood before juries in all the District Courts on the Cape & Islands - Barnstable, Falmouth, Orleans, Nantucket, and Edgartown - as well as the Barnstable Superior Court. I prosecuted the full gamut of cases, from misdemeanors to major felonies, in pursuit of justice and public safety.
In 2003, I ventured into private practice where I continued to grow as a trial lawyer by handling the most serious cases that come before the criminal justice system.
In 2008, I opened my own office and quickly learned the dedication and discipline necessary to maintain a small business. My practice took me to courts across the Cape and Islands, Massachusetts, and the US.
I arrive today with more than 25 years of criminal justice experience, including working as the lead attorney on 15 homicide cases. In addition, I bring business and financial management experience, an extensive foundation of relationships I have built in the legal community, and a strong reputation as a hard-working and professional attorney.
Boston College High School, 1988
University of Massachusetts - Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, 1992
Massachusetts School of Law - Juris Doctorate, 1995
Massachusetts Bar, since 1995
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, since 1996
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, since 1996
Chair, Town of Bourne Planning Board
Member, Town of Bourne Planning Board
Member, Town of Bourne Capital Outlay Committee
Member, Town of Bourne Finance Committee