Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
Loyola University Maryland – Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Ellicott City, Maryland

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Maryland Law Review, National Trial Team, National Moot Court Team, Moot Court Board

Post-graduation plans
I will be practicing as a private criminal defense attorney based in Baltimore, Maryland.

What was your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment was winning Best Oralist of the 2020 Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition in front of my family and close friends.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
My family, girlfriend, and friends.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
The most influential mentor I’ve had during my time in law school has been Robert D. Cole, Jr., Esq. Mr. Cole took me under his wing at an early age and taught me what it means to practice law in a respectful yet effective way. He also introduced me to the legal field I eventually decided to pursue and was gracious enough to allow me to join his firm upon graduation. From my last year of high school through the end of law school, he has been assisting me every step of the way.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I learned that using your law degree in a way that brings you joy is far more important than what the legal market tells you is the “right” thing to do.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
David Gray sticks out as my favorite professor during my time at the law school. He not only taught me the foundations of criminal law, but he allowed me to explore a complex evidence issue through my cert requirement during the spring of my 2L year. Without him, that paper would never have been completed, and I would not have had the opportunity to combine my technical background with my newfound legal knowledge in a controversial area of the law.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class at Maryland was Role of State & Federal Defense & Prosecution, which I took during the fall of my 3L. What was seemingly an unassuming course, it provided my classmates and me with an opportunity to learn about state and federal criminal law from three highly accomplished practitioners based in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, an experience I’ll take with me as I start practicing after graduation.

Write a message.
To my parents, Tim and Maureen, my sister, Katherine, my girlfriend, Sarah, my cousin, Kellie, her husband, Jonas, their daughters, Ava Grace and Piper Amelia, and my closest friends, Heston, Amir, Sammie, Allie, Veronica, Ryan, and Laurin, THANK YOU. This experience would not have been the same without you all.