Areas of Practice
. Confidentiality agreements
. Non-compete agreements
Real Estate Law
. Purchase agreements
. Title examinations
. Formation of Corporations & Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, July 20, 1965
College: Calvin College, B.A., 1987
Law School: Hamline University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Admitted to Bar: 1990, Minnesota, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Kandiyohi County Bar Association (Past President)
Twelfth District Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Biography: Silver Gavel Honor Society. Member, Hamline Law Review, 1989-1990.
I grew up in Willmar. I graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned my law degree, cum laude at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. At Hamline, I was a member of the Hamline Law Review and the Silver Gavel Honor Society.
I counsel clients in a broad range of civil legal matters including contracts, employment law, non-compete and confidentiality agreements and real estate. I also represent clients in business-related litigation and personal injury matters, and have argued cases at the Minnesota Court of Appeal and the Minnesota Supreme Court. An accomplished legal writer, I often take the “laboring oar” in preparing and submitting written arguments to court.
In 2003, I was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the legal profession by Minnesota Law and Politics magazine.
I am active in my church, serving on church council and committees, and in community and school activities. I enjoy sports, music, reading and history. I live in Willmar with my wife, where we raised our two children.