I’d like to share with you why I chose to become a personal injury attorney. This way, you’ll understand why your case matters so much to me.

I grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in the East Bluff of Peoria, Illinois. To this day, I remember my father and neighbors going off to the United Auto Workers picket line to fight for health care for their families and fair wages from their employers.

Growing up, I witnessed what happens when a corporation mistreats its employees or when an insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount on a claim. It devastates hard-working people and their loved ones.

I will fight my hardest for you every day to achieve what’s right. That is my promise. See results of how I helped other clients.

I have seen people try to fight corporations and insurance companies either on their own or with an attorney who was overpowered by the resources of big business. These situations almost always ended badly for the person seeking justice.

That is why I went to law school and became a trial lawyer. That is also why I will never represent an insurance company against an injured victim. I am proud to fight for the rights of the individual standing up to larger adversaries that try to deny or limit victim’s damages.

Through the years, I have represented hundreds of injured clients and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf. I work closely with them, get to know them, and do all in my power to help them through their physical, financial and emotional burdens.

I have never forgotten where I came from or why I do what I do. My motivation is you, the personal injury client who needs comfort and strength from an advocate who cares.



  • Illinois Super Lawyers®
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum™
  • Peoria Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice


  • Recognized in the January 2010 Super Lawyers magazine as an Illinois Rising Star
  • Admitted to the bar in 2001
  • Former intern for Illinois Senator Dick Durbin


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Speech Communications and Political Science)
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law


  • Read about my successful cases. It’s one thing to say I have experience. It’s another to show the results.