But over the years, my career in the legal field has allowed me to put into practice many of the values instilled in me as a young man – respect, forgiveness, and responsibility.
I began my law career working for a criminal defense attorney in Baton Rouge. His practice covered the State of Louisiana, including all three federal court districts, and several federal court districts from Texas to Northern Florida.
While working with him, my goal was to make sure that each person’s constitutional rights to a fair trial were protected. I quickly learned that in order to protect a person’s fair trial rights, one has to also protect their pre-trial rights against unconstitutional law enforcement activity.
When I left Baton Rouge and returned home to Central Louisiana, I made it my mission to find a solution that works for each client and their family that will allow them to continue to grow and adapt to the fast-paced, modern world we live in.
With those goals in mind, I expanded my practice to include family law and successions to go along with my criminal defense work.
As the ninth child in a family of ten children, my family was very influential in the lessons that I still value. After high school, I served a two-year mission in Northern Italy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While serving my mission, I had the privilege to work under another gentleman who quickly became one of the most influential forces for good in my life.
To this day, I still seek his advice and guidance, and I am honored to say that I have been able to carry his wisdom (and the wisdom of my parents) into my practice.