My journey into the legal profession was, perhaps, not the most conventional route. After spending 8 years as a law enforcement officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, I decided to make a career change. I chose to become an attorney so that I could have the opportunity to help people who were facing the overwhelming prospect of a criminal conviction. My journey began in 2002 when I was accepted into the Whittier College School of Law in Costa Mesa. Driven by my passion and desire to help individuals charged with a wide variety of criminal conduct, I decided to focus my studies on criminal law so that I could work toward becoming an expert on criminal defense. After graduating with my Juris Doctor in 2005, my goal was to become a highly professional and skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer that could serve the needs of anyone, regardless of circumstance, when faced with the prospect of a criminal conviction.