I am a native North Carolinian, born and raised in the Raleigh area to a school teacher and a mortgage broker. A fairly tumultuous childhood lead me to faith in God and a dedication to a life following his son. I started working when I was 15, and every chance I had, I would take a job that taught me something new. I started my first business at 17 and became a self taught expert in the field of Audio Visual Technology. When I needed a website for that business, I taught myself that too. In high school, after an unsuccessful stint playing football for the worst team in state history, I became a theater nerd instead. I attended NC State (go state) where I watched The Office and earned a degree in Public and Interpersonal Communication. Oh, I also started a non-profit with my friends.
Originally I wanted to be a cop, mainly because I liked the flashing blue lights, but also because I wanted to make the lives of those around me better. I wanted to serve the under resourced and voiceless. Proverbs 31 says, "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed." Elsewhere, in Isaiah, it reads, "Ensure justice in the courts." I was shown that I could better serve as an attorney and decided to attend to Wake Forest School of Law.
There I discovered a passion for litigation. I was elected President of the Wake Forest Trial bar and named co-captain of the American Association for Justice Trial Team. I spent the summer of 2018 working at the Wake County Public Defender's office on felony criminal cases, including a murder where we believed the accused to be innocent. While working there, I became the go-to guy on technological questions—eDiscovery, data records, and technological presentation methods became my forte. My interest is in complex litigation; I believe the law is on the verge of another technological revolution, like the advent of the fax machine, that will change the way lawyers investigate and execute litigation.
I believe in hard work, but my proudest achievements have always been the relationships I have enjoyed: the birth of my nephew, seeing friends come to follow God, watching as they go after their dreams and helping in any way I can. I believe in leveraging my skills for the betterment of others. I want to leave a legacy that matters.
I hope to see you soon,