Team-oriented attorney who works to increase understanding and proficiencies in all areas of legal practice. Dedicated and caring leader adept at mentoring and training attorneys and paralegals. Communicates with empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a professional work ethic. Impeccable judgment with a view towards innovative and proactive approach to solving complex problems. Former Infantry Officer with over twenty years of military experience at every level from platoon to division.
Senior Military Justice Practitioner
Training and development
Army Congressional Fellow, 04/2016 to Current Office, Chief of Legislative Liaison, US Army – Arlington, VA Currently pursuing a Masters in Legislative Affairs at George Washington University in preparation for assignment to the office of a Member of Congress.
Group Judge Advocate, 05/2014 to 04/2016 10th Special Forces Group – Fort Carson, CO Served as the senior legal advisor to a Special Forces Group consisting of 2600 Green Berets and support Soldiers. Principal adviser on all criminal, operational, intelligence, administrative, fiscal, contract, and human rights law. Lead, supervised, and mentored six attorneys and eight paralegals. Oversaw all command directed inquiries and investigations. Served as ethics adviser for the command.Deployed with the headquarters as legal advisor to Special Operations Command Forward - West Africa. Served as the primary point of contact for the command and local law enforcement agencies.
Senior Defense Counsel, 05/2012 to 05/2014 US Army Trial Defense Service – Fort Bragg, NC Served as the senior defense attorney for Fort Bragg, NC, home to 57,000 Soldiers. Lead, supervised,and mentored 13 attorneys and 7 paralegals. Primary responsibility for the training, professional development, and management of counsel and paralegals. Represented Soldiers in courts-martial and adverse administrative proceedings. Advised assigned counsel on all aspects of client representation and ensured good working relationships between the post\'s commanders, senior legal advisers, military prosecutors, and trial judiciary. Regularly represented senior officers, including a historic court-martial of an active duty brigadier general.
Senior Trial Counsel / Military Prosecutor, 11/2009 to 05/2011 1st Armored Division, US Army – Wiesbaden, Germany Served as the senior prosecuting attorney for 1st Armored Division and all subordinate commanders in Wiesbaden, Germany, in a community of over 18,500 Soldiers, civilian employees, and retirees. Advised commanders on all Soldier misconduct. Advised militarylaw enforcement officers regarding investigations. Responsible for prosecution of all courts-martial in the jurisdiction. Supervised and trained two attorneys and six paralegals.
Master of Science: Legislative Affairs, Current George Washington University - Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science: Political Science / American Politics, 2000 US Military Academy - West Point, NY
LL.M.: Criminal Law, 2012 The Judge Advocate General\'s Legal Center and School - Charlottesville, VA