I grew up in Reno, Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada in 2005. After obtaining my law degree from the University of Oregon, I returned home and began practicing family law through the Domestic Violence Victims Assistance Project (DVVAP) at Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans in Carson City.
As a DVVAP attorney, I represented survivors of domestic violence throughout northern Nevada, including in Carson City and Reno, and Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Humboldt, White Pine, Mineral, and Elko Counties. I practiced in all family law related matters including divorce, custody, guardianship, and protection orders. I also represented clients in immigration related matters including U-Visa applications, Violence Against Women Act Self Petitions, and applications for special immigrant juvenile status.
I became the executive director of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans in 2013. As executive director, I oversaw the agency’s family and immigration law projects and pro bono project. I decided to start my own legal practice in 2015, and left Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans. I continued to help clients in family law related matters, and expanded my immigration practice to include representing individuals in removal proceedings.
I joined Silverman, Kattelman, Springgate in November, 2018. I help clients in all phases of family law related matters. I represent individuals in immigration matters including family-based petitions, cancellation of removal, asylum, convention against torture, waivers of inadmissibility, and applications for naturalization. I am proficient in Spanish and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. I am dedicated to my clients’ needs and obtaining the best possible outcome. I will provide you and your family clear guidance and help you through this difficult time.
I live in Reno, Nevada with my wife and two children. I am a member of American Inns of Court, and serve on the executive board of Tu Casa Latina and the Community Chest in Virginia City. I enjoy spending my time with my family, mountain biking, skiing, and playing soccer, and I feel lucky to call Northern Nevada my home.