I have always enjoyed puzzles. My formal education taught me to think critically; to take in a lot of data, parse out the useful information, apply principled decision-making skills, and make a decision. To that I add innate outside-the-box creativity.

Prior to entering the law, I achieved Federal government distinction in the field of electronic warfare. I designed and developed next-generation subsystems to covertly access, store and retrieve information for time-sensitive, mission-critical projects.

Upon entering the law, I began by litigating, negotiating, and mediating criminal, civil, and administrative agency matters. My analytical interests lead me to appellate law, civil and criminal. My interest in Constitutional law was the driver for further focusing my practice. I now focus my practice on post-conviction and criminal appeals.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

First Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Tax Court

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court


New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Juris Doctor, with honors and the President Anna E. Hirsch Award for outstanding service 2004
  • Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • National Tax Moot Court Competition

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts

  • Master of Science, Mathematics (Discrete Analysis) 1992

Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Bachelor of Science, with honors, Communications 1982
  • Varsity Cross Country Running Team