I was born in 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska. I got a college degree in Criminal Justice in 1973. From 1976 to 1979, I studied law at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln and was a clerk for Legal Services of SE Nebraska, the regional office of Legal Aid. Throughout my law school days, I wanted to help those left behind by our society.
I gradulated law school and received my Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1979. I moved to Oregon for the beauty of the Northwest. For a year I was the staff attorney in the Oregon Legal Services office in Pendleton, serving the needs of the poor in NE Oregon.
In 1981, I moved to Portland and hung out my shingle and started studying Bankruptcy law. I have practiced in this area ever since.
In the 80's I became the father of a beautiful East Indian baby girl who was adopted by my girlfriend. After we married we adopted another beautiful girl from Colombia South America.
In 1992, I added second career. I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). This set of skills helped me understand how stress works on the human body and how to relieve it.
You could say I have been DE-STRESSING folks for over 25 years.
I now practice both law and massage!
I have more balance in my careers and in my life. I think I can help you get back your balance as well.