Education

  • Oklahoma Christian University (Bachelor of Arts in English, 2003, summa cum laude)
    • Honors fellow, outstanding graduate in English studies
  • University of Oklahoma (Master of Arts in English, 2008)
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2016, summa cum laude)
    • Oklahoma City University Law Review, Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, Order of Barristers, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Quarter-Finalist, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society

Admissions

  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Experience

  • Diverse state and federal litigation practice, including appellate practice
  • Experience representing clients in oil and gas lease disputes, contract disputes, tax disputes, employment matters, probate litigation, disputes involving American Indian law, and various corporate defense matters
  • Experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings
  • Successfully obtained dismissal or summary judgment in numerous cases
  • Extern for the Honorable Robin J. Cauthron, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (spring 2015)
  • Editor at the International Ocean Discovery Program, Texas A&M University (2009-2012)

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • William J. Holloway Jr. American Inn of Court, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors

Honors, Awards & Rankings

  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award (Oklahoma City University School of Law)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award (Oklahoma City University School of Law)
  • Berry-Opala Outstanding Graduate Award (Phi Delta Phi, Hand Inn)
  • Judge Dwain Box Memorial Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocate
  • T. Hurley Jordan Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • 15 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, for highest grade in a law school course
  • Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Chapter – Outstanding Pro Bono Service (2017)

Community Involvement

  • Pro bono representation of prisoners in meritorious civil rights claims through the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Innocence Project (spring 2016)
  • Jodi G. Marquette American Indian Wills Clinic, Oklahoma City University (fall 2015)