What got you interested in studying law?
I love the mental work and problem-solving necessary to tackle clients’ legal challenges. I find it incredibly satisfying to help people find resolutions to their problems so they can move forward in life and work.
Do you have a practice area you’re most passionate about?
During my time at Washington & Lee University School of Law, I took several classes on intellectual property law and appellate law and found that work extremely fulfilling. Civil litigation is where I hope to focus much of my energy, but I’m excited to work at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver because they handle such a diversity of cases and practice areas. Their attorneys can do everything from business law to family and criminal defense law. I hope to get the chance to help on different cases and see what fits me best.
Tell me a little bit about your professional experience at law firms and beyond.
Over the past year, I’ve been fortunate to hold a Judicial Externship with the Honorable Judge John T. Cook of the 24th Circuit Court of Virginia. I also worked as a Research Associate for McMenamin Law Offices in Richmond, and as an intern at Lemon Law Aid in California and LaSalle Asset Management in Chicago. After attending Washington & Lee University for my undergraduate degree, I worked for two years as a professional ski instructor in Park Valley, Utah.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to get outside to hike, mountain bike and ski. During law school, I formed a band with several other students to play rock and Americana.
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