Before law school, my life was equal parts music, carpentry, and all things geeky. I had recorded a few albums, ran a music venue, built computers and guitar pedals, and helped build dozens of homes. So when I ventured to law school, I found my calling in intellectual property law. And because I grew up in an enormous family that played a ton of board games and video games, dispute resolution tactics came naturally to me.
Law school was fun, but helping people throughout my career has been far more rewarding.
I honed my skills working with some very talented attorneys in Seattle, and I’ve counseled dozens of businesses and individuals on how to protect their ideas and resolve their disputes. I am grateful for that experience, but I’ve learned that not everyone needs a big law firm to accomplish their goals.
- Purdue University, B.S., 2010
- University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2013
- 2011 Summer Extern, U.S. District Court Judge Hon. Richard L. Young for S.D. Indiana
- 2012 Extern, Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, Infractions Division
- 2013 Extern, Consumer Protection branch of the Federal Trade Commission
- Editor, Washington Journal for Environmental Law and Policy
- Member, Washington Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic
- National Finalist, 2013 International Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Appellate Argument Competition
All Washington state and federal courts
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 77,334)
Awards, Memberships, and Presentations
Thomson Reuters® “Super Lawyers” Rising Star Award, 2016-2020
Copyright Society of the United States of America
International Trademark Association
Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the King County Bar Association 2016-2018
Co-Presenter, “Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Creators,” Geek Girl Con, Nov. 2019
Presenter, “LinkedIn Can’t Shake the Scrapers: CFAA and Web Crawlers,” KCBA, Mar. 2020