My Approach to the Practice of Law
Ultimately, I decided to open my own practice to appeal to clients who desire a more personal and one-on-one experience from a lawyer. I pride myself on being unique to the practice of law and try to break the stereotype that most people have of lawyers, especially those in the personal injury field. By limiting the number of cases I take on, I am able to handle all aspects of the client’s case and devote more time, attention and finances to each client. I devote a substantial amount of resources to each client’s case, including hiring the appropriate engineers, medical experts, accident reconstructionists or health care planners that may be needed to properly litigate each claim to its fullest potential.
My approach to the practice of law allows me to get to know each client on a personal level so that I am best able to present their story to a jury in hopes of getting the best result possible for each client. Many of my past clients have become life-long friends that I remain in touch with even after my representation. I consider a referral from a former client as the ultimate complement and testament to client satisfaction. All in all, we are a results-focused law firm that is passionate about helping people who are truly in need of quality representation throughout the legal process.
I was originally born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina. I graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, receiving the highest distinction in my major. I graduated cum laude and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Alpha Theta honor society as a result of my academic achievements. I continue to remain dedicated to my alma mater by serving as a member of the College of Charleston Alumni Association.
Following graduation, I earned my Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. I was elected as an Articles Editor of the Charleston Law Review and Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Board. Throughout law school, I worked full time for a prominent personal injury firm, gaining invaluable litigation experience early on. I graduated from law school cum laude and earned CALI Awards for receiving the highest grade in Property I, Property II, Constitutional Law II and Business Associations.
I began my legal career as a trial attorney at a small plaintiff’s firm in Charleston, South Carolina, and have been advocating for the rights of injured victims ever since. I have been able to gain considerable experience in the courtroom, litigating cases in both state and federal courts. Outside of work, I enjoy staying active and fit and have a genuine love for the outdoors. I begin each day waking up before sunrise to get a workout in. I also enjoy sports and traveling but, most than anything, I just enjoy the little bit of down time I get to spend with family and friends.
What Clients Really Want to Know
Can you really help me?
Chances are, if you have been harmed physically or financially, I can help. I do not represent someone if I do not feel like I can truly help them. While I do not take cases out of my experienced practice area, if you have a personal injury or a financial dispute, it is likely that I have experience in handling your type of case. I will be the first person to tell you if I am not the best attorney for you. And, if that is the case, I will also be the first person to point you in the right direction and give you a strong recommendation for a lawyer who is better equipped to help you.
Will you return my phone calls and emails?
Absolutely. I cannot stand when I hear people say that their lawyer will not return their phone call or email. My goal is to return all phone calls within the same business day. Unless I am in court or depositions, you can call my phone at any time and you will be able to speak to me directly. In the event I am in court or depositions, I will certainly return your phone call within twenty-four hours. Email is a much easier means of communication these days. Unless I am in court or depositions, there is no reason I cannot respond to your email within the hour. If I am in court or depositions, I will quickly respond afterwards.
What can I expect if I hire you?
I think the best testament to what to expect is to look at what past clients have to say. Beyond that, you can expect someone who is passionate about what they do, who enjoys the nuances of the litigation process and always trying to be one step ahead of the other side, someone who will give you honest and straight-forward advice even if it’s not always what you want to hear, someone who will stand up for you and get you the best result possible, and someone whose overall goal is to ensure clients are happy with my representation.