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I am a lawyer...

I have my own law office and practice in both Peoria and Chicago, Illinois.  I focus my work on intellectual property, entertainment, business, and litigation. I have a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, and I am licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court in the Central District of Illinois. 

a musician...  

I received my bachelors of music from Vanderbilt University (Blair School of Music).  At Vanderbilt, I performed in the musical theater production of The Fantasticks and the opera production of Gianni Schicci (ironically, I played the lawyer).  Now I use music as a form of respite from my busy legal career.  I perform in local theater and choirs in the Peoria area.

and an adventurer.

After university and before law school, I lived for three years in Europe: two years in Rennes, France, a summer in Bordighera, Italy, and one year in Granada, Spain.  I speak both Spanish and French and love learning new languages.  I have also studied Arabic and Portuguese..  I live for the next unique and enriching cultural experience.