I graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Law in 1987. I immediately moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and began my law practice. I have been awarded the highest rating that an attorney can receive in both legal ability and ethics from Martindale Hubbell, which is the premier attorney rating firm. It is called the AV rating. It took many years of practicing law to achieve that rating and I am extremely proud of it. Before becoming a lawyer I worked as a pharmacist for nine years. I graduated from Butler University’s College Pharmacy, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representing the disabled requires reading and analyzing medical records, interpreting the results of lab tests, and understanding the effects medicines can have on a person’s ability to work. My training as a pharmacist has, therefore, helped me immensely in my day-to-day representation of my clients.