Although I’ll never know what it’s truly like to walk in another person’s shoes, my first goal as an employment attorney is achieve a high degree of empathy with each client to better understand and connect with their feelings. Once I’m fully able to discern a client’s situation, I can then apply my expertise and inform them of what protections and remedies they may have under the law. I often find that meeting someone where they’re at emotionally is a necessary step towards forming a constructive attorney-client relationship.
Part of what helps me acknowledge the importance of empathy has been going through a variety of experiences of my own and helping people from an assortment of differing employment backgrounds. I’ve previously done everything from working alongside in-house general counsel for a large automotive corporation, to assisting administrative law judges with unemployment insurance claims for people out of work largely due to no fault of their own, to also providing HR guidance and strategic economic advice for small business owners.
I am a first generation American and the first member of my family to go to college, which is a great source of pride for me. Through my background and several key events in my life, I’ve realized the necessity and inherent value of diversity. Unfortunately, discrimination and harassment against minorities is an all too common problem in the American workplace. My objective is to help mitigate the wrongs that these workers suffer by seeking ample redress for them both financially and through peace of mind.
Even though I’m a relative newbie to Austin, I’ve quickly fallen in love with the city and intend to explore every section of what makes it so fascinating. Outside of the law, I like to keep up-to-date with any news concerning the three P’s: politics, psychology, and philosophy. At home, I like to play guitar and watch European soccer (the real “football”). Away from the house, I enjoy seeing live music and visiting museums, both of the familiar and obscure variety.
My mission is to be a determined advocate for my clients so that they are fully satisfied and have more time in their lives to devote to the things that bring them happiness.
- University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, AZ, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2017
Activities and Honors
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Election Law
- “Superior” Designation in Legal Process, Analysis, and Writing
- Dean’s List (3 semesters)
- University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, 2014
Activities and Honors
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Dean’s List – Honorable Mention (4 semesters)
- State Bar of Texas, 2020
- State Bar of Arizona, 2017