Bio

I began my practice handling matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals. I worked up appeals with scholar and advocate David J. Bederman, renowned specialist in matters constitutional and international. I have since been leading complex matters in multiple jurisdictions across several disciplines — including media, intellectual property, professional liability, municipal/legislative, constitutional, international, construction, regulatory/administrative, corporate and commercial, labor/employment, environmental, maritime, insurance, education, trusts/estates, nonprofit, and tax.

Prompted by the manner in which civic affairs unfolded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, I undertook practice there in 2006 on the myriad flood and levee cases, and superintended a broad range of issues proceeding through court and executive systems disrupted to their cores.

In 2009, I joined a small cohort of medical, legal and business professionals invited to receive additional degrees under a Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University. While at Harvard I held posts at the Center for Public Leadership, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Center for State and Local Government, and the Program on Education Policy and Governance. I served as an Officer of the University in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and was a resident of Cabot House.

Since 2013 I have led my current practice and taught for and directed the Legal Studies division of a Massachusetts public college.

In addition to my legal practice, I continue to speak, write and teach on issues of public import. I am licensed in five jurisdictions and previously clerked for now Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.