Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius said this. I look at my “job” as less of a job, and more of a journey of bettering myself, so that I can help others navigate some of life’s most difficult situations.
I grew up in Macomb county after coming to America when I was four from Macedonia. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, but my “why” I became one has changed over the years. My journey started at Wayne State University when I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. I then earned my Juris Doctorate degree from the Western Michigan Cooley Law School. Studying there, I fell in love with Constitutional Law and the trial advocacy program.
While in law school, I had the honor to work for the, now retired, Honorable Peter J. Maceroni of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court. I was able to observe civil and criminal cases, watch trials, engage in settlement conferences, and help in writing opinions concerning litigants that had cases before Judge Maceroni. Later, I also had the pleasure of spending time at the Macomb County Prosecutor’s office. Under the guidance of great mentors, I was able to participate in my first trials, argue motions, and conduct preliminary examinations.
The best part of my “job” comes in the form of continuing my education so that I can be the best lawyer possible for those that need my help. As such, in September of 2017, I was selected to train with some of the finest civil and criminal lawyers in the country at the Trial Lawyer’s College which was founded by Gerry Spence. I spent nearly a month in Wyoming working closely with some of the most dedicated trial lawyers I have ever met. We worked on civil and criminal cases from jury selection to closing arguments.
My journey continued in July of 2018, when I was selected and asked to participate in the Trial Practice Institute in Macon, Georgia which was put on by the National Criminal Defense College. Unlike in Wyoming, this training was devoted exclusively to criminal practioners. Again, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the most devoted, hard-working individuals from throughout the country. This program began with jury selection and again finished with closing arguments.
My travels and work throughout the country has confirmed one of my core beliefs. The reason I decided to become a lawyer. That belief? You can’t learn caring. It’s simply there. Seeing the passion that others have for their causes confirms that mine is justified.
Whether in a civil or criminal situation, my goal is to use my skills, training, and beliefs to help those that come to me to obtain the best possible outcome. I have helped hundreds of people over the course of my career. Whether it be obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving victims or helping bring clarity and dignity to those accused of crimes, I will do whatever it takes to help people in the most difficult moments of their lives.
When I’m not busy doing what I love, I volunteer at my church, spend time with friends, and travel.
Concentration of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
- License Restoration
Education and Training
- Juris Doctor, Western Michigan Cooley Law School
- Bachelor of Sciences, Wayne State University
- Warren Mott High School
- Graduate, Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College
- Graduate, National Criminal Defense College
- Graduate, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College