"Never be out-prepared" has been my motto and the source of my success as an attorney. I have a passion for difficult cases and hard-fought victories, but satisfying my clients' goals, in whatever manner ultimately serves them best, is what drives my practice.
Born and raised in Wilmington, I attended UNC-Charlotte after high school, earning a degree in Accounting from the Belk College of Business in 2006. After working in corporate accounting, the lifelong calling of the legal profession led me to attend the Charlotte School of Law. While in law school, I became senior articles editor for the Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Crown scholastic leadership society, and interned for the Honorable Albert Diaz in the North Carolina Business Court, who now sits on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. I also interned for various law firms, where I found my calling in civil litigation. I graduated with honors as the valedictorian of my class and returned to Wilmington to begin my career.
I've worked with some of the most experienced and recognized civil litigation attorneys in the State of North Carolina. I have tried jury trials in both District and Superior courts on issues that include education, contracts, fraud, property disputes, medical malpractice, and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents. I have practiced before all three federal district courts in North Carolina, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and North Carolina Supreme Court, as well as the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Office of Administrative Hearings and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. I also have been admitted pro hac vice to practice in federal class action litigation outside of North Carolina.
I handle a wide variety of civil litigation matters, ranging from business, employment, and construction disputes to personal injury and complex divorce and domestic matters. I find that a diverse practice forces me to stay current on the constant changes in the law and prevents the often-fatal mistake of getting too comfortable. The unique challenges of each case are a source of inspiration and determination to advance each client's interests — and to never be out-prepared by another lawyer.
The Order of the Crown
Valedictorian, Charlotte School of Law Class of 2011
Internship, Hon. Albert Diaz, North Carolina Business Court Judge
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina