This is where I talk about myself, right? Let’s start from the beginning. I was born in a small town just north of…no, no, I am kidding. You don’t want to know about that.
Truth be told, the most important thing about me is I am an eternal optimist who believes in every adversity and life challenge is an opportunity. That may just be why I practice family law. Most of my colleagues and even friends and family think it’s a crazy area of law and I often get the “don’t you get tired of the emotions and the fighting?” I suppose from the outside looking in, that is what most people think of divorce – bitterness, even hatred – but I don’t represent clients who have that at the heart of their motivations and actions. You take a good person, one of character and integrity, whether they are a hard-working businessman or woman or a homemaker and help them through what may be the most difficult part of their life and you have done something special.
That is why I practice family law and that is why I do it differently than 95% of other lawyers. It’s not about the fight – of course that will happen on some cases – it’s about the opportunity for a new beginning and, for some clients, a new life.
Professionally, now you know what makes me tick.
Personally, I like to think I am a low maintenance and straightforward guy. I have a few obsessions – writing, ice hockey and motorcycles but the most important part of my life is my family. Once you become a father, everything changes. Raising a child is the single most rewarding experience of my life and everything else is a distant second. There hasn’t been a court victory (and all humility aside, we win a lot at my firm) that has brought me more joy than seeing my daughter grow up. I have the good fortune (read: dumb luck) of having a wonderful and supportive wife who not only tolerates me but has been the wind at my sails more times than I can count.
I suppose that is who we all are at our core – whether it’s the first marriage or the third makes no difference. What matters is that there are people in this world you love and who love you back. Is there anything more meaningful? If there is, I have yet to find it.
You want to learn more about our law firm? Sure thing. We have a couple of websites you can visit. Our main website was rebuilt in the summer of 2012 and again in 2018. The client testimonials and case victories pages speak for themselves. I built a mediation website from scratch just to see if I could do it. Mediation can be a very rewarding area of family law.
You can also my profile at the Huffington Post, where I blog about divorce and parenting issues.
Hope you enjoy the pages of this blog. If you want to know why I created this site and it’s purpose, check out the About This Blog page.
Lastly, this place is for you, not me. Please share your comments with us. We will learn more about each other and our perspectives on life.