I began my legal career working in a boutique real estate and construction law firm in Houston, TX after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to law school, I attended Texas A&M University, earning a B.S. degree in Rangeland Ecology & Management as well as Sociology. I am licensed to practice law in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Texas. I began working general real estate issues, homeowners' association cases and debt collection cases for construction contractors and construction materials suppliers. I quickly developed a positive reputation in Texas mechanic's & materialmen's liens circles. In 2006 I left the boutique firm and went in-house as General Counsel and Project Manager for a general contractor that performs work through-out the Midwest, including Texas and Colorado. In 2008 I was introduced to working in the oil & gas and energy industry as I took a job with a large international independent oil and gas company with its U.S. headquarters in Denver, CO, drafting and negotiating contracts, leases, joint venture agreements, and various other agreements/documents in addition to supervising the administration of my assigned mineral and land assets. I have since worked for another international oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, TX. My experience in oil and gas helped me hone my business skills, which I hope will continue to serve me well in owning my own small business, my law practice.
It was my time spent as General Counsel and Project Manager with a contracting company that opened my eyes to the unfair practices and dealings of some insurance carriers, adjusters, and other representatives, particularly when it came to residential and commercial properties stricken with weather/storm related damage. I, like many others working in this field, have observed a disturbing trend over recent years, shifting the main, if not sole, focus of insurance carriers towards their bottom-line rather than the well being of their customers. I have become passionate about assisting policyholders and property owners in their battles with insurance carriers to make these companies live up to their contractual obligations under their insurance policies. My goal is to make every effort to see that my clients are made whole by their insurance carriers when they have sustained substantial, and in some instances life changing, losses to their properties as a result of natural disaster, catastrophe, hail, wind, fire, flood or other weather-related cause(s).
I've been on roofs and inspected properties personally, both with contractors and insurance company adjusters. I am familiar with the lingo, the storm damage insurance claim process, the most popular estimating software and processes, as well as the construction business in general. I know the tricks that insurance carriers and adjusters try to use to get by with paying as little as possible.