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.

Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds.
A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.