Small Business & Employment Attorney
My counsel of civil legal matters includes 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.
I grew up in Willmar, MN and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I earned my law degree, cum laude at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, where I was a member of the Hamline Law Review and the Silver Gavel Honor Society. 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.
- College: Calvin College, B.A., 1987
- Law School: Hamline University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1990
- Admitted to the Bar: 1990, Minnesota, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit