I am an Associate Attorney with Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP in Springfield, Illinois. Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP is the oldest law firm in the State of Illinois. In 1828, ten years after Illinois was admitted to the Union, the firm's founder, John Todd Stuart, opened a law office in Springfield. Many of Illinois' finest attorneys, including a young Abraham Lincoln, joined Stuart in the practice of law during the ensuing years. Attorneys at Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP concentrate in the following practice areas: litigation, real estate, labor and employment, health care, pension and profit sharing, corporation, partnerships, joint ventures and other business associations, taxation, banking and financial institutions, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, estate planning, family law, probate, insurance, public education and state and local government.
I graduated in 2005 from Southern Illinois University School of Law. At SIU Law School I was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Law School Republicans. Prior to entering law school, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quincy University, located in Quincy, IL. At Quincy University I was the Student Senate President, College Republicans President, and winner of the Lincoln Laureate Award from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
I completed two summer clerkships while in law school. In the summer of 2004, I was a summer law clerk for Brown, Hay & Stephens in Springfield, IL. In the summer of 2003, I was a summer law clerk for Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell in Quincy, IL.
In addition to pursuing goals in the legal community, I have also had experience in government and politics. In 2002, I served as a summer intern for the Republican Policy Committee in the United States Senate. In 2001, I served as a summer intern for Illinois Senator Peter Fitzgerald in the United States Senate. In 2000, I served as an Illinois Page at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. In 2004, I served as a Page Coordinator at the Republican National Covention in New York City. And in 1998 and 2000, I served as the Southern District Coordinator for a United States House of Representatives candidate in Illinois' 17th Congressional District.