I’m a lawyer for working people, active in law, labor, faith, and politics. In other words, being an attorney is just one part of my identity. Practicing law is one of the tools I use in order to better my community. I'll explain.
Before ever considering a career in law, I avidly pursued a master’s degree in theology. I studied to become a minister as a man of faith. I still preach to inspire listeners to action. By the time I graduated, though, the labor movement was in full swing. My prospects in ministry did not quite align with the type of advocacy I had hoped to contribute to my community. After brainstorming other ways that I could put my skills and interests to good use, I realized that practicing law was a perfect fit.
In the ‘90s, I worked at a law firm that represented labor unions. There, I began to form connections with local politicians who were invested in protecting the rights of Kentucky laborers. In the 2000's, I joined a union that was extremely active in politics, and deepened my appreciation for the intricate connection between politics, law, and social justice.
My role changes to fit the needs of my client. Whether they need advisement, inspiration, or a strong legal advocate, I stand at the ready.