I am an almost-native Tucsonan who graduated from University High School in 1994. In 1998, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Humanities. I earned a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Chapman University in 2003, which was also the year that I graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Later that same year, I was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and have remained a member in good standing ever since. I began working for the City of Tucson as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in 2004, and was promoted to Associate Prosecuting Attorney in 2007. This is the position I currently hold.
Over the course of my career, I have prosecuted all types of offenses, ranging from minor civil infractions to vehicular fatalities. I have tried well over 50 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. I have also conducted numerous evidentiary hearings on all manner of Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues. I have conducted Frye Hearings, Franks Hearings, and was heavily involved in source code litigation.
In addition to my courtroom duties, I have coordinated and presented a number of in-house CLE programs on topics such as DUI investigations, the presentation of scientific evidence to a jury, and misdemeanor sex offenses. I have also critiqued new attorneys as part of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council's basic advocacy course, and have taught several times on behalf of the Arizona State Bar.
Graduated magna cum laude