I was born and raised in St. Petersburg (or Bay area) and attended the University of Florida for undergrad and law school. The University of Florida Frederick G. Levin College of Law is a top 25 law school in the country. My heart has always been on the side of helping people, encouraging them and always wanting the best for everyone. Even if I am in a hurry, I think it is always important to take that extra time to listen to what someone wants to tell you or say to you. We often forget in today’s world due to all the technology and distractions to just stop and take time to listen. I believe this is what helps me standout and what has become the pillars of my law firm. I carry those same attributes, characteristics and beliefs with me when I take on a new client and represent them in court. My clients are people, not a case number and that’s how I treat them. I’ll stop and listen to them. I’ll keep them informed and always make myself available. When a potential new client contacts my office or if I am talking with a new client, I am going to review their legal matter with them in a straight forward fashion. I am not going to blow smoke, scare them or exaggerate matters to get them to hire me. No one wants that. A client wants to be and deserves to be informed of all options in realistic terms with no smoke screens or empty promises.