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When I was 15 years old, I watched President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal unfold before me. The corruption displayed by the White House and in politics in general during that time inspired me to pursue law so that I could make a positive change and a real difference in my country. To reach my goal, I attended undergrad — and later, law school — at the University of Oklahoma. In 1985, I was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association and my career as an attorney began.

As a personal injury lawyer, I enjoy helping people. It’s easily the most satisfying part of my job and it’s what drives me to come in to work every day. Those whom I help are real people with real problems, not walking ATMs that come in to my office to spit out money for my services and then leave. In personal injury, it’s important to remember that clients are more than just clients. I always make sure that I do.

My most memorable experiences in law are those when I get to help people.


Through my cases, I am able to truly help the people who need it. For instance, when a car wreck killed the parents of two young children, our attorneys were able to settle the case on behalf of the now orphaned children for a figure in the mid-seven figures. No amount of money can bring those children their parents back. However, through the work we did, we were able to ensure that the children will be taken care of financially for the rest of their lives.

When I’m not in the office, I spend time with my wife, who I love very much, and volunteer at my church. I also work extensively with the Boy Scouts of America because I truly believe in the importance of instilling great values in our nation's young men. It's no wonder that all six of my sons are Eagle Scouts. Between the six of them, I have 11 wonderful grandchildren, and I watch with pride as my sons pass those same values on to them.

Education

  • JD - University of Oklahoma
  • BS - Oklahoma State University, double major in Accounting and Agriculture Economics

Professional Association & Membership

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Community Involvement 

  • 2000-2007 President of Oklahoma Assisted Technology - Non Profit
  • Scoutmaster Troop 822 - current
  • Chairman of the BSA-LDS Oklahoma Encampment 1997 and 2007
  • Eagle Scout & Duty to God Award
  • Past President of Payne County Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Law Day Committee of the Payne County Bar Association