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.