Detail-oriented, conscientious and organized attorney with approximately ten years of practice spent successfully counseling and representing clients in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, asset administration, and collection.
Consumer and commercial creditor's rights litigation
Represented individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions with respect to no-fault insurance arbitrations and litigation against no-fault insurance carrier.
Duties included client counseling, preparation for and participation in arbitration hearings, negotiations, management of paralegals and legal assistants with respect to case development and administration, and several other aspects of managing a large case load.
Also, represented creditors in collection matters for various financial institutions and private creditors, including litigation and post-judgment collection activity.
07/2011 to 03/2015
Associate AttorneyRUNNING LAW FIRM, P.C － Minneapolis, MN
Consulted with potential clients, reviewed financial documents, advised clients of all options available for resolving financial issues.
Prepared bankruptcy petitions, counseled and represented clients through the bankruptcy process, and attended 341 hearings.
Also engaged in motion practice, litigation preparation, and negotiated with creditors.
Administered Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases under the direction of a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, including motion practice and litigation in Federal court, as well as negotiation with Chapter 7 debtors.
09/2008 to 06/2011
Associate AttorneyPRESCOTT & PEARSON, P.A － New Brighton, MN
Consulted with potential clients and advised them of their rights under the current bankruptcy code.
Prepared bankruptcy petitions, counseled clients through the bankruptcy process, and attended section 341 hearings.
Also engaged in motion practice and preparation for litigation.
Worked in a contract position with Faegre & Benson on a document review project for a major copyright case.
Examined documents requested for discovery to determine if they were responsive to the request and/or privileged.
I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota, attended college at Hamline University, and law school at William Mitchell College of Law. I currently live in Fridley, MN with my wife Mary, our boys Jacob (4) and Thomas (1), and our two yellow labs, Bella and Sadie. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy golfing and curling.
VOLUNTEER LAWYERS NETWORK, Minneapolis, MN 7/2011-present
Participation in both the pro bono bankruptcy program and the Bankruptcy Advice Clinic.
Education and Training
Juris DoctorWILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW － Saint Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts: English & Criminal JusticeHAMLINE UNIVERSITY － St. Paul, MNEnglish & Criminal Justice