Skilled attorney experienced in commercial litigation, whistleblower cases, administrative hearings and appeals, contract drafting, and negotiation.
Illinois State Bar, Illinois Supreme Court - 2001
Utah State Bar, Utah Supreme Court- 2003
Organization memberships: National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives; Utah Association for Justice; and, Women Lawyers of Utah
Representing clients applying for Social Security DIsability benefits through every phase of the process. My practice focus is on representing my clients at hearings and on appeal. I have enjoyed great success within a short period of time. Participated in the final two years of a decade long black lung disease case where our client prevailed.
Litigated False Claims Act (whistleblower) lawsuits relating to a sellers duty to collect tax on e-commerce transactions. Worked in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General to recover sales tax for the State of Illinois. Conducted research, managed an investigative team, and identified defendants. Drafted and negotiated settlement agreements. These cases involved issues of constitutional law, tax law, and, interpretation of the Illinois False Claims Act.
Litigated False Claims Act (Qui Tam) cases in Illinois and Nevada relating to e-commerce tax collection. These cases set legal precedent in Illinois, interpreting application of the Illinois False Claims Act to matters involving sales and use tax. Conducted legal research, drafted memos and pleadings. Conducted investigations and participated in creation of a database to track each case or potential case. Managed team of investigators. In addition, worked on class action lawsuits, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act matters, and Real Estate matters.
Feature Articles Editor, Loyola Forum of International Law
Lahart-Leach Scholarship Recipient
Participant in European Institutions comparative law program
President, University of Utah Pre-Law Student Society
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