I grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky. My family owned restaurants and movie theaters. As I got more involved in the businesses it occurred to me that we were spending an awful lot of money on attorneys, so I went to law school.
During and after law school, the most valuable things my experience gave me me were the perspective and sensibilities of someone who actually operated businesses. Real business owners understand that even when a decision is difficult - often a choice of the least-bad option - a decision must still be made. That is the lens through which I analyze all legal questions, and I hope that my conclusions go against what people may hear from more traditional attorneys.
When I'm not working I enjoy planning (and occasionally taking) trips with my wife, cooking new dishes, hanging out with our dog, and reading. I particularly like spy novels because it fascinates me the level of detail that spies must put into every step they take. They must listen to what people don't say as much as what they do say, something that I always wish I could do better.
I'd love to hear from you if you found any of this helpful, have questions, or simply want to connect. (Email directly or use the form below. In the words of George Costanza, "It's all pipes!")