Honors & Awards
Massachusetts Rising Star Super Lawyers, 2015-2016
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2013
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D., 2012
- CALI award for litigation skills, 2012
- Master award for legal research and writing, 2010
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., Political Science and Economics, 2008, magna cum laude
I have always had a passion for advocacy and challenging the status quo. The practice of law affords me the ability to do both on a daily basis. Every legal issue, especially in the area of medical malpractice, offers a unique undertaking because you must be a master of not only legal precedent and concepts but also multiple medical specialties. In the ever evolving medical and legal climate, this involves staying abreast of the most up-to-date advancements at the local, state and federal levels. I feel fortunate to have found a field that allows me to be a lifelong student.
I pride myself on forging personal relationships with my clients to assist them through the complexities of a malpractice and/or licensing action. Having had the opportunity to work in different sectors and jurisdictions, I am uniquely qualified with a broad expertise in all facets of health law. I apply this experience to every case and work tirelessly to reach timely and cost-effective resolutions for my clients.
I am a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law where I received recognition as the top student in my litigation skills course as well as a mastery award in legal research and writing. Additionally, I served as a clerk in the UK Healthcare Risk Management Office where I participated in the oversight and management of all medical malpractice actions against the medical center and its employees; engaged in clinical investigations of adverse events; and assisted in the education of institutional clients regarding ways to mitigate or avoid legal and clinical risks.
I was fortunate to broaden my experience and training at a premier medical malpractice defense firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I focused on medical malpractice defense litigation, healthcare law, and defense of medical professionals before state licensing agencies. In this role, I was acknowledged in both 2015 and 2016 as a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, which is an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth.