Born in New Jersey and raised in South Florida. Began working at the age
of fourteen as a bag boy and would go on to work in numerous service industry
positions during high school and college. Attended Coral Springs Highschool
in Coral Springs, Florida, graduating in 1993. Was a member of the high
school debate team, specializing in extemporaneous speaking. Graduated
in 1997 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications/Radio
and TV Broadcasting. Worked for WUFT 89.1 as a reporter and news broadcaster,
including six months as the host of the afternoon news program. Attended
Rutgers-Camden University School of Law and graduated in 2002 with a Juris
Doctorate. Spent one-year during law school interning for Tycom, a subsidiary
of Tyco International. Bartended at the local Camden watering hole Hanks,
which was a popular hang-out for law students at Rutgers-Camden at that time.
A member of the New Jersey Bar since 2003. Over fourteen years of experience
as a litigation attorney representing individuals and corporations as
both Plaintiffs and Defendants in courts throughout the State of New Jersey.
Tried over fifty cases to verdict with a high winning percentage.
Has tried cases in multiple vicinages throughout New Jersey, including
Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Union, Morris and Monmouth Counties.
Self-taught trial attorney, having never sat second chair during a trial
at any point in his career. Primarily has handled personal injury litigation
cases, but also has experience handling litigation cases involving commercial
contract disputes, insurance policy interpretations, insurance subrogation,
medical malpractice and employment law. Has additional experience handling
matters in Federal Bankruptcy Court, Special Civil and small claims courts
and Workers’ Compensation courts. Has participated in hundreds of
arbitrations. Has taken and sat in on more than a five-hundred depositions
during his career. Worked for five years as a staff attorney for GEICO.
Lives in Jersey City with his wife of 11 years and four-year old daughter.