Detail-oriented, diligent, reliable attorney with over four years experience prosecuting thousands of cases with successful outcomes. Well versed in trial preparation, negotiations, legal research and writing, and collaborative team building.
Beyond the Bar Award, Weld County District Attorney's Office, 2016
Media coverage of successful jury trial convictions as both lead and secondary prosecutor
Charitable recognition for leading food drive, nearly 1,000 lbs of donations in 2015 and 2016
Spotlight in Wellness Newsletter for personal transformation
Admitted to the Colorado Bar.
Deputy District Attorney III January 2013 to CurrentWeld County District Attorney's Office － Greeley, CO
Managing general felony docket of over 200 cases to include crimes of violence, domestic violence, drug-related crimes, property crimes, and felony traffic offenses. Engage in extensive plea negotiations with defense attorneys, direct law enforcement in further investigation, adhere to the Victim's Rights Act, and satisfy daily expectations of case/docket management.
Trial practice to include approximately 40 jury trials, preparing a case for trial, managing subpoenas, litigating suppression issues, conducting preliminary hearings, legal research, and drafting of pleadings.
Serve as the on-call District Attorney multiple times throughout the year. Responsible for rotating homicide call, reviewing of affidavits, providing legal guidance to law enforcement, and arguing bond hearings.
Senior-Certified Student Advocate February 2012 to June 2012Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic － Omaha, NE
Engaged in civil practice under supervising attorney.
Legal research, drafting of legal
documents, completed intake applications, conducted client meetings, represented clients in court through senior-certification.
Law Clerk September 2011 to December 2011Douglas County Attorney's Office － Omaha, NE
Violent Crimes Unit (Senior-Certified). Retrieved evidence, prepared discovery, researched legal issues, drafted legal documents,
contributed to strategy meetings, and observed courtroom proceedings.
J.D. : Concentration in Litigation, May 2012Creighton University School of Law － Omaha, NEGraduated Cum Laude. Dean's List (Spring 2011), Advanced Trial Practice Team, Moot Court Executive Board-
VP of Judges, Phi Alpha Delta Legal
Fraternity- Executive Board, ODK Leadership
Society, Honorable Walter H. Smith
Scholarship, CALI Award Winner (Elder
Law 2010; Civic Organizing and Democracy 2011; Criminal Law 2011).
Bachelor of Arts : Sociology, 2008University of Northern Colorado Greeley － Greeley, CODean's List, Academic Achievement Awards
(2005, 2007), Phi Sigma Pi National Co-ed Honor Fraternity- President, National
Society for Collegiate Scholars,