I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In 2000 I received my Juris Doctor from the DePaul College of Law.
When I graduated from Law School I went to work for Goldstein, Fishman, Bender & Romanoff, representing people who were injured. While there I handled a heavy caseload of wide ranging personal injury cases including auto accidents, premises liability cases, construction accidents, work related injuries, dog bites, and general negligence claims. I gained invaluable litigation and negotiation experience including numerous jury trials and countless arbitrations.
In early 2002 I went to work for a big defense firm, Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey. I made the move to the defense firm with the single idea that I needed to have experience working both sides of the aisle in effort to make myself a more experienced and well rounded litigator. I defended a wide range of personal injury cases and developed a specialty in construction litigation, premises liability and bicycle cases.
By that time I was a year round bicycle commuter and racer, so the firm would naturally offer me bicycle cases when they came to the firm for defense. At first it was sort of a novelty, but after a while I started to recognize that there wasn't anyone like me with both legal and cycling perspective and experience.
In 2006 the stars aligned to allow me to leave the comfort of my firm job in pursuit of my own practice. At first I thought I'd have a diverse practice like every other personal injury attorney in Chicago, but pretty quickly it became apparent that there was tremendous need for my services within the bicycling community. Since then I have dedicated my practice to the advocation and representation of bicyclists and pedestrians in Chicago and Illinois.