My law practice reflects my belief that everyone deserves respect and dignity in the workplace. I grew up in a large family in rural North Idaho and Eastern Washington. My grandfather, father, and brothers worked in the floor covering trade, and I spent summers throughout high school working on job sites. I’ve had many jobs since then, but my respect for hard work hasn’t changed.
I primarily represent workers whose rights have been violated by their employers. That includes claims of unlawful termination, disability discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, medical leave violations, unpaid wages, and others. I also represent people who have been injured on-the-job or as a result of someone’s negligence. Occasionally I represent tenants in housing disputes.
Prior to law school I worked for several years in politics and public policy in Washington State, including serving as an aide to a labor leader in the state house of representatives, managing a successful legislative campaign, and working as a lobbyist on local government issues.
While in law school I clerked for Student Legal Services at Portland State University and the Community Development Law Center at Legal Aid Services of Oregon. I also worked for a personal injury firm while studying for the bar exam.
I joined Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, LLP, in the summer of 2013 and became a partner in 2017.
When I’m not hard at work, I enjoy bicycling around Portland, weekly basketball games, and planning my next travel adventure.
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar: 2013
Oregon Federal Bar: 2014
- Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (J.D., 2012)
- The Evergreen State College (B.A., 2001)
- Village Home Education Resource Center, Volunteer Instructor, 2017 – Present
- St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2013 – 2016
- Common Ground Wellness Center, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2012
- The Lands Council, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2006
- City of Spokane Bicycle Advisory Board, Member, 2001 – 2004