I attended undergraduate school from 1988 – 1992 and graduated from Illinois College in May 1992 magna cum laude. I attended Southern Illinois University School of Law 1992 – 1995 and graduated December 1995 with a Juris Doctorate degree. While attending law school, I had an externship at the Jackson County Public Defender’s Office and also worked at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at the law school.
I was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in May of 1996. Therefore, I have been in practice for over twenty years.
I began in private practice with a law firm in Springfield, Illinois which handled family law, bankruptcy and other miscellaneous legal issues. I practiced at the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office and Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Offices Child Support Enforcement Divisions for 15 years collectively. Therefore, I have a strong handle on all child support issues. I again worked in private practice with a law firm in Champaign, Illinois handling mostly family law and some probate work.